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33 Tangents is a podcast that covers a wide range of topics from digital analytics to business and technology to remote work.

February 14, 2020

33 Tangents - Episode #94 - Cliches & Business Speak

Business cliches are a dime a dozen. (see what I did there?)

Some say that phrases become cliches for a reason and they help convey deep details in a concise amount of words, but they can also be worn out so as not to have any meaning at all. While cliches can be helpful, they can also mask direct speech with a bunch of round-a-bout words.

On this week’s episode of the #33Tangents podcast, Jim and Bryant talk about some of the best & worst cliches they’ve ever heard, the cliches they over-use, and their thoughts on “business speak”.

What do you think are the worst cliches and business speak in current use?

 

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February 7, 2020

33 Tangents - Episode #93 - Talking About The Importance of Analytics Solution Design with Brian T. O’Neill, Founder of Designing for Analytics

On this week’s episode of 33 Tangents, Jim and Jason are joined by Brian T. O’Neill, the founder of Designing for Analytics and host of The Experiencing Data Podcast. The conversation with Brian focuses on the importance of design when it comes to solutions.

Designing for Analytics is an independent consultancy which helps product leaders and data strategist innovate by applying human-centered design to data science and analytics. For over 20 years, Brian has worked with companies including DellEMC, Tripadvisor, Fidelity, JP Morgan Chase, ETrade and others.

Episode Highlights:

  • 1:30 - The Boston Red Sox
  • 4:00 - Introductions
  • 10:30 - Data is now a secondary feature of everything
  • 14:20 - Data Product Manager
  • 19:00 - Data Science Lite
  • 22:00 - Human-Centered Design
  • 27:00 - Brian’s CED Framework
  • 38:00 - Ad hoc analysis requests
  • 42:00 - Future of product analytics
  • 45:00 - Brian’s book recommendations
  • 49:00 - Brian’s broadway favorites

Things we talk about:

 

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January 31, 2020

33 Tangents - Episode #92 - Cheating and Inauthenticity

In our last episode, Jason, Hila, and Jim discussed what it meant to “Be The Wolf” when engaging with clients. At the core of that approach is to be authentic and genuine. On this week’s episode of 33 Tangents, Jason, Hila, and Jim talk about the other side, dishonesty and cheating.

Right now the Houston Astros, and their 2017 World Series Win, are embroiled in scandal surrounding cheating. In the business world, we’ve seen the controversy with Elizabeth Holmes and Theranos.

What drives people to be dishonest & cheat? Why don’t they think they’ll be caught?

 

Things we talk about:

Bad Blood by John Carreyrou
The Inventor: Out for Blood
T-Shirt Canons and Chandeliers
Paragon of virtue

 

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January 24, 2020

33 Tangents - Episode #91 - Be The Wolf

One of the phrases we use internally at 33 Sticks is “Be the Wolf”, which is a reference to the character of Winston Wolfe, played by Harvey Keitel, in Pulp Fiction. When this phase is used, it refers to direct, honest, and genuine client relationships.

This week, Jason, Hila, and Jim talk in detail about what it actually means to “Be the Wolf”. How did that reference originate? How does a client benefit from that approach?

 

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January 17, 2020

33 Tangents - Episode #90 - How Wildfires Spread

Forest fires are horrible and tragic and Jason has first hand experience dealing with them in Utah about a year and a half ago. During that ordeal, he spent a lot of time learning about how they spread and how they are fought. What he found out was that the common understanding of both are wrong. In today’s episode, Jim and Jason dig into those learnings and the parallels that can be drawn with several aspects of life.

 

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January 10, 2020

33 Tangents - Episode #89 - Talking Remote Team Management with Time Doctor Co-Founder Liam Martin

On this week’s episode of 33 Tangents, Jason and Jim welcome Liam Martin for a discussion and debate around remote work in general, fostering collaboration with remote teams, and how to manage a remote workers.

Liam is a serial entrepreneur who runs Time Doctor and Staff.com - one of the most popular time tracking and productivity software platforms in use by top brands today. He is also a co-organizer of the world’s largest remote work conference - Running Remote. Liam lives in Canada but travels 3-6 months out of the year due to his ability to work wherever and whenever he likes.

While both Jason and Liam support the ability for workers to choose where and when they work, they have different perspectives which will lead to a rousing and exciting conversation.

 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 1:25 - Introductions.
  • 5:00 - Un-retired snowbird.
  • 9:00 - Is remote-first scalable?
  • 14:30 - What is the most obscure place where you have an employee based?
  • 17:35 - What would you say to companies that would rather have nothing instead of hiring a remote employee?
  • 23:20 - Designing your remote team.
  • 28:15 - Yahoo and remote work.
  • 33:45 - Experience with time and activity tracking software.
  • 39:50 - Is there a single way to run a remote team or company?
  • 43:10 - Can you innovate and collaborate as a remote-first company?
  • 46:25 - Liam’s recommendations for convincing a company to allow you to work remote.
  • 55:00 - Remote work in 10 years.
  • 56:30 - Wrap-up

STUFF WE MENTIONED

Time Doctor

Running Remote Conference

Running Remote YouTube Channel

Dunbar's Number

 

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January 3, 2020

33 Tangents - Episode #88 - From The Archives: Talking Building A Digital Ecosystem with Carrie Bourke

We’re taking a break this week to spend time with our families during the holidays. We’ll be back with new episodes starting next week, January 10, 2020.

This episode was originally published on October 11, 2019.

This week Jim and Jason are joined by Carrie Bourke, Director of Customer Analytics and Insight at Harvard Business Review.

Prior to her time at HBR, Carrie spent times in analytics leadership roles at Clario Analytics, L.L. Bean, & Staples. Over the last 3 years Carrie has been a partner of 33 Sticks and during that time she has taken a methodical approach to building out a new digital marketing ecosystem.

Carrie’s plan to build and add new capabilities over time runs counter to what is the typical plan to rush and get everything built in a short period of time. Jason, Jim, and Carrie dig into what led her to take this approach and the benefits she has seen.

 

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December 27, 2019

33 Tangents - Episode #87 - From The Archives: Jumping At Every Opportunity with Stephen Marshall

We’re taking a break this week to spend time with our families during the holidays. We’ll be back with new episodes starting on January 10, 2020.

This episode was originally published on September 26, 2019.

As a consultant, you may feel the need to have to jump at every opportunity that comes your way. What could go wrong with more work and keeping busy? This week, Jim and Jason sit down with East Tennessee State University Department Chair Stephen Marshall to discuss why you might not want to go after every opportunity that comes your way.

 

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December 20, 2019

33 Tangents - Episode #86 - Your Data Is Not Perfect

Data collection is not perfect and that is ok. That being said, we’re not talking about accepting major flaws or gaps. You can still work with imperfect data and gain insights.

How do you prevent the pursuit of perfection from blocking you making progress with the data that you have? Is perfect data even attainable? How can you identify an imperfection that is acceptable as compared with a flaw or gap that needs to be addressed?

On this week’s episode of 33 Tangents, Jim and Jason discuss their experiences with clients who had become paralyzed over imperfections and the steps that can be taken to get the focus in the right areas.

 

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December 13, 2019

33 Tangents - Episode #85 - Disconnecting and Resetting

With holidays right around the corner, it’s important to disconnect from work and be present. Just like summer vacation, the holidays offer us the chance to relax, recharge, clear our minds, and start the new year fresh.

Every year, it feels harder and harder to do as technology keeps us tethered to the office. This can be even harder for remote workers since their office is wherever they go.

How can you prevent work from taking you out of the moment? How can you make sure to be present for your family and friends? As an employer, are there things you can do to encourage your employees to rest and recharge?

 

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