Search all the business literature you can and you’ll never find data analysis compared to romantic love. But, hey, why not? Love’s trajectories might hint at what the business world’s newly enabled generation of data analysts can expect.
These data analysts tend to be independent, are often creative and at least partly self-trained. They’re strapped to rockets from Tableau, Lyzasoft, Predixion, and others, tools that are at first deceptively toy-like. Aren’t they analogous to the garden variety teenager? Bothg groups revel in newly discovered tools, while both pursuits are fundamentally social — as Lyzasoft CEO Scott Davis observes about data analysis.… Read the rest “New data analysts and teenage love”