2,500 Dots


…Right up until the point where it has actually become much easier in the last year, 2 years, 5 years, to connect the 2,500 dots. Those who are taking too long or making it too difficult or aiming for perfection in the data aren’t using the best tools available, and are hindering their own opportunity and progress.

Kevin’s right, later in his thread, when he points out that you know you’re doing something right when you’re invited to the meetings with the non-analysts.

And you do that by getting to results and ideas that show value more quickly.

Yes, that comes from quickly and efficiently tying those 2,500 dots together, and using the tools in your analysis toolbox to more quickly find valuable insights about them. Not from being tied up in tying that data together or in uninteresting stories, or insights without valuable opportunity. Not from ignoring valuable data points, either.

Always be testing. And that means you have to stop assembling data and staying stuck in analysis at some point.