Joe Stanganelli

Considering Your Analytics in Retrospect

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Shawn Hessinger
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Re: Visualizing the answers you seek...
Shawn Hessinger   2/14/2012 11:13:33 PM
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Great point, Gil! Impact is huge and probaly more important than simply finding the answers, because, of course, you answer those questions to have impact.

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mdpullan   2/14/2012 2:22:39 AM
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Joe,

I really like the way you presented the idea of examining your future in retrospect. You're right, it translates very well across just about every field from analytics to, well, anything. Picturing your goal and imagining yourself where you want to be along with deciding what you needed to implement to reach that goal is such a simple idea and yet so very empowering. 

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GilPress   2/13/2012 4:34:46 PM

When asked how he goes about designing his dances, the famous choreographer George Balanchine said that he goes backwards. He starts by imagining the impression he is going to leave with the audience. Similarly, in the case of Analytics, it's less about visualizing the answer and more about the impact the answer is going to make.  


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SethBreedlove   2/13/2012 1:58:35 PM
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One thing mentioned in this article that's very important is to use analytics to find past successes and try to identify what process or action made them succesful.  The need to question success is just as vital as questioning failure.

Understanding why something was succesful will enable companies to cast narrower nets in the future and save costs and money. 

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Visualizing the answers you seek...
Shawn Hessinger   2/13/2012 8:12:42 AM
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Joe,

I like this idea of visualizing success as a leadership tool and I think it translates very well into a strategy for deploying analytics. Simply visualizing the answers you seek should make it easier to figure out what questions you might ask to get there. I'm wondering if anyone else in the community can share some management or other philosophies from different fields that might translate well to analytics.

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