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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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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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The Acorn Analytics Origin Story

Down The Rabbit Hole GIF from Downtherabbithole GIFs I continue to hesitate to simply call myself a “data scientist.” Instead, I’m an expert, a guide, and through conversations with humans, I help them navigate the information jungle. But I need your help: I need to connect with more humans to continue my state of the…
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