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Survey Responses Gone Bad

Do you think all the responses in that survey of yours are equal in value? Think again. Read on to find how your survey responses fail and how it will affect in your data analysis. A screenshot showing a glimpse of data in a real employee engagement survey. Check out the picture above. The picture…
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Effective Evaluations: Giving Feedback at Work, Home, or Toastmasters

The moments in our lives when we give and receive feedback are some of the most crucial, impactful interactions we have in our lives. I have observed that giving feedback can have long-lasting repercussions, whether they are done well or poorly. If we want to make the world a better place, shouldn’t we learn to give feedback well?

Founder ADHD

Before reading this post, you may want to check out my previous posts about the One Metric That Matters (OMTM). In part one, I explained why OMTM was problematic in general. In part two, I shared an alternative to OMTM when tracking growth. This third post focuses on using the OMTM as an antidote against…
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Business Growth Metrics

Business growth is easier with more than one metric. Trying to apply the “One Metric That Matters” (OMTM) to a company you wish to be successful is a myopic recipe for failure. Instead, you must use a collection of metrics to provide a realistic assessment.

The Deadly “One Metric That Matters”

Companies require more than one metric to succeed. Have you heard of the “one metric that matters” (OMTM)? This concept was first introduced to me through the book Lean Analytics, by Alistair Croll and Ben Yoskovitz. I have a lot of respect for Ben and Alistair. I’m a proud owner of two copies of Lean…
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Picture of old spray cans. Photo by Aleksander Naug on Unsplash

Grayscale Testing Graphs

TL;DR: Because of printers and colorblindness the color palette of your chart, graph, or data visualization must work in grayscale. While we analytics nuts were conducting research on color schemes most appropriate for a data visualization for one of our clients, I happened to enter the phrase, “colors to use in charts” into Google. At…
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Photo by Chris Abney on Unsplash taken at Biltmore Park, Asheville, United States of jungle plants

The Acorn Analytics Origin Story

Comic book fans are familiar with the concept of the origin story. In honor of our two-year anniversary as a company, I decided to share the origin story of Acorn Analytics Inc. This post attempts to explain why Acorn Analytics was started in the first place.

Introducing the new website

We really loved the old site, its design and its simplicity. Unfortunately, it was not what we needed as we grow as a company.