“Top 9 Things I Wish I Knew Before Starting in Analytics”

“Top 9 Things I Wish I Knew Before Starting in Analytics”

Yesterday at eMetrics TorontoTrap, Christopher Berry moderated a panel of experienced analysts who shared their experience with Technical Traps & Potholes: What All Analysts Need to Stay Sane.  On the panel were:

Today, Chris summarized on Twitter the top 9 things they wished they knew before starting in analytics.  Here they are:

"Wish I had learned to code" 1/9

"More statistical knowledge" 2/9

"Implemented ticket tracking" 3/9

"Documentation! So that I can be promoted faster, sooner!" 4/9

"That every organization has its own data myths and mythology" 5/9

"That people need to be told how to execute on an insight, as well as the insight itself!" 6/9

"Chasing the perfect dataset is like chasing the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow." 7/9

"That it's research, not accounting." 8/9

"That even null results are not null. Sometimes you will drill and you'll find no oil." 9/9

That's the #listicle. Thank you to @tj_ashby @marktoronto @garethcull for a terrific panel.

Love the #listicle!  Thanks Tim, Mark, Gareth and Chris!

Now, what do you think?

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