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Thoughts, musings, and, hopefully, not too many redundancies on the world of business data. If you missed the irony in the previous sentence, you may struggle with my writing style.

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    EXACTLY Where I’ve Wanted to Be

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    Ask a career coach how to land your dream job and they’ll tell you: 1) figure out what your dream job is, and 2) develop a plan to get there.* I never consciously did either one, but I realized several years ago that I have the most fun when I’m …

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    Some (Practical) eCommerce Google Analytics Tips

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    A short, partially self-promotional post — two links and one, “Hey…look out for…” note about sampling. Post No. 1: Feras Alhlou’s 3 Key GA Reports Feras Alhlou of E-Nor recently wrote an article for Practical eCommerce that describes three Google Analytics reports with which he recommends eCommerce site owners become …

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    Tiger Woods Is Batting .260 Lifetime

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    Tiger Woods won his 78th career PGA event on Sunday at The Players Championship. The commentators were tireless in their mentions of the fact that his was Woods’s 300th PGA event start. I’m a bad golfer and a worse baseball player, but I found myself wanting to combine the two …

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    #eMetrics Reflection: Privacy Is Getting More Tangible

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    I’m chunking up my reflections on last month’s eMetrics conference in San Francisco into several posts. I had a list of eight possible topics, and this is the fourth and (probably) final one that I’ll actually get to. I’ve attended the “privacy” session at a number of recent eMetrics, and the San …

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    #eMetrics Reflection: Data Visualization (Still!) Matters

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    I’m chunking up my reflections on last week’s eMetrics conference in San Francisco into several posts. I’ve got a list of eight possible topics, but I seriously doubt I’ll managed to cover all of them. On Tuesday, I attended Ian Lurie’s presentation: “Data That Persuades: How to Prove Your Point.” This session …

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    #eMetrics Reflection: Self-Service Analysis in 2 Minutes or Less

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    I’m chunking up my reflections on last week’s eMetrics conference in San Francisco into several posts. I’ve got a list of eight possible topics, but I seriously doubt I’ll managed to cover all of them. The closing keynote at eMetrics was Matt Wilson and Andrew Janis talking about how they’ve been evolving …

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    A.D.A.P.T. to Act and Learn

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    I keep posting things elsewhere and forgetting to get a post here to reference them. Last fall, I pitched a session topic to Jim Sterne for the eMetrics conference that occurred last week. At the time, I was just a few weeks into my job at Clearhead, and I figured that, …

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    Gilligan’s Unified Theory of Analytics (Requests)

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    The bane of many analysts’ existence is that they find themselves in a world where the majority of their day is spent on the receiving end of a steady flow of vague, unfocused, and misguided requests: “I don’t know what I don’t know, so can you just analyze the traffic …

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