Category: Technology

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

July 12, 2019

33 Tangents - Episode #63 - From the Archives: What do you mean (insert metric) won’t match exactly across these different systems?

Please note: We’re taking short break for summer vacation.  We'll be back with a new episode next week, July 19, 2019. This episode was previously published on December 21, 2018.
 
We’ve gotten this question, in one form or another, many many times: I’m looking at system A and system B and they don’t match, how do we fix that? To validate that a system is collecting data correctly you need to compare it to another system. For example you would compare your Analytics implementation to your backend order management system to ensure that you’re conversion tracking is accurate. However these two systems will never match exactly and if you’re not careful, your validation can spiral out of control.  If the wrong audience is involved, they won’t trust any of the data so this process has to be managed very carefully. What are some reasons systems will never match exactly?  If they don’t match exactly, what is the point of doing this validation? How do you manage expectation, both yours and others?  How do you prevent it from spiraling out of control? This week Jenn, Jason, and Jim discuss their experience with reconciliation efforts, how they can spawn more problems than they solve, and how to properly manage them.

 

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July 5, 2019

33 Tangents - Episode #62 - From the Archives: Being “Always On” and Distractions

Please note: We’re taking short break for summer vacation over the next two weeks.  We'll be back with new episodes on July 19, 2019.  This episode was previously published on August 3, 2018.

 

This week Jim, Jon, and Jason discuss two different, yet related problems faced by remote workers today.  The first is the concept of being “always on”.  The expectation, explicitly stated or implied, that you’re always accessible via phone, or email, or a messaging platform such as Slack.  The second piece is distractions.  This could be the latest email that comes into your inbox, the tweet you just got, or the alert that just popped up on your phone.  Both of these take discipline to manage to prevent being thrown off track.  How can these be dealt with?  What are some of the steps that can be taken to manage them?

 

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June 28, 2019

33 Tangents - Episode #61 - Ways to Keep Your Industry Expertise Up To Date

Description:  It’s easy to get stuck in the day to day requirements of your job, we’ve all gotten sucked into that pattern.  One of the major problems with that is if you’re not careful, you get so focused on the present that your industry related skills become dated.    What are some ways to ensure that you stay up to date on industry trends so as to keep your skill set relevant?  On this week’s episode, Jenn, Jim, and Jason talk about different ways to keep up with an industry as it evolves.

 

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June 21, 2019

33 Tangents - Episode #60 - How Do You Develop Transferrable Skills

Description: A job that is in demand today can easily become obsolete in the future.  As time progresses, industries can and will contract.  Job automation has always been and always will be a threat to jobs, no matter the skill level (The robots are taking our jobs!) especially as AI is becoming more and more of a reality.  This week Jason, Jon, and Jim talk about how real the threat of automation is to a person’s career.  What should a person be aware of?  Looking across industries, what are key transferrable skills that people should develop and how can they go about it?

 

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June 14, 2019

33 Tangents - Episode #59 - Netflix Queues and Documentary Recommendations

As a follow up to last week’s discussion around reading lists and book recommendations, this week Jim, Jason, and Jon discuss what is in their Netflix queue and documentary recommendations.

 

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June 7, 2019

33 Tangents - Episode #58 - Summer Reading List

It’s that time of year when many are preparing for vacation and looking for some reading material to take with them.  This week Jim, Jon, and Jason discuss what is on their summer reading list and other recommendations they have.

 

BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS

The Laws of Human Nature

The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail--but Some Don't

The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference

Let My People Go Surfing: The Education of a Reluctant Businessman--Including 10 More Years of Business Unusual

Thirst: A Story of Redemption, Compassion, and a Mission to Bring Clean Water to the World

The Consulting Bible: Everything You Need to Know to Create and Expand a Seven-Figure Consulting Practice

Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World--and Why Things Are Better Than You Think

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

Capital Gaines: Smart Things I Learned Doing Stupid Stuff

Never Split the Difference: Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It

Why We Buy: The Science of Shopping--Updated and Revised for the Internet, the Global Consumer, and Beyond

Creating a Data-Driven Organization: Practical Advice from the Trenches

Believe It: My Journey of Success, Failure, and Overcoming the Odds

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry into Values

 

 

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May 31, 2019

33 Tangents - Episode #57 - Starting a Family and Maintaining Balance

The concept of Work-Life Balance started out like all things do, as something that is well-intentioned.  It feels like that in recent years “Work-Life Balance” has become cliche and is used as a recruiting tactic employed by companies.  Using Jim as an example, Jason, Jon, and Jim talk about how to maintain balance in your life and with your career when major life events happen and your circumstances change.

 

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May 24, 2019

33 Tangents - Episode #56 - Talking New Age-y Business Trends with Evan LaPointe and Randy Zwitch

This week Jason and Jim are joined by friends of the show and past guests Evan LaPointe and Randy Zwitch.  What started as a comment on twitter lead to this conversation about new age-y business stuff; the trends in business that often turn out to be fads.

 

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May 17, 2019

33 Tangents - Episode #55 - Dealing With A Client That Micromanages

As consultants, we’ve all been there.  You come across that one client that wants to micromanage you as if you were one of their own employees.  This kind of practice is unhealthy when it comes to employees and can be downright disastrous with consultants.  What are the issues a consultant can experience when a client tries to micromanage the relationship?  How should it be dealt with to ensure a health, productive relationship?

 

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May 10, 2019

33 Tangents - Episode #54 - Dealing with the Analytics Turnover Problem

The Analytics space is one that sees rapid turnover.  According to Corey Prohens at IQ Workforce is that most who work in analytics, either on the implementation or on the analysis & insights side, move jobs every 18 months.  This results in a feeling of repeated reset and slow progression.  What are some other issues that are the result of this constant change?  What can be done to mitigate the issues and reduce the churn?  This week Jim and Jason sit down and talk through the complicated topic.

 

 

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