33 Tangents

5
Apr

33 Tangents - Episode #49 - Adobe Summit 2019 Recap

It’s the week following Adobe Summit and the team sits down to recap the events, discuss what they found most interesting, and talk about what it’s like to present at an event of that scale.

 

THINGS WE MENTIONED

The T-Shirt Cannon

The T-Shirt Cannon 360 Version

Attendees lining up for Hila Dahan's Summit Session

Adobe Experience Platform

Sizmek Files For Bankruptcy And Faces An Uncertain Fate

Yardbird

Bouchon

UnSummit 

 

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29
Mar

33 Tangents - Episode #48 - How do you develop a level of mastery that enables you to slow things down?

On a recent episode, Jason discussed the idea of developing mastery in one’s craft.  As part of that conversation, both he and Jim talked about how elite athletes develop their mastery to such a degree that they are able to slow the pace of a game down to a level where they can be 2 steps ahead of anyone else on the playing field (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YBgsRbOl7X4).  How can an individual go about creating mastery in their craft so as to slow the pace down to the level they need it to be so they are successful?  How do you prevent rash decision making?  How do you not get caught up in others’ frantic pace?

 

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22
Mar

33 Tangents - Episode #47 - When Is It Time To Switch Tools/Vendors?

We frequently come across 1 of 2 scenarios.  We either have a company that has a tool (or set of tools) that are in place and no matter the work they put into them, the tool doesn’t fit their need and they don’t move on and find a better tool, or we have a company that switches tools or vendors the minute there is a sign of trouble.  Neither of these are good or healthy.  This week Jason and Jim discuss when it is the right time to switch to a new tool or vendor.  What should be taken into account before making the firm decision to stay or move?  Are either staying too long or changing too frequently signs of a bigger organizational issue?

 

THINGS WE MENTIONED

Adobe Summit

The Gibson Girl Lounge at The Grand America

Bret Gundersen

Hellfire Sushi Challenge at Kobe Sushi 

Free Solo

 

 

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15
Mar

33 Tangents - Episode #46 - You Take Your Bracket Seriously, Why Don’t You Take Your Testing Program Seriously?

With March Madness right around the corner, you’re going to see many spending a great deal of time putting their tournament brackets together.  Why does if feel like some of these people spend more time and effort on that than their testing program?  We’ve come across many who don’t take their testing program seriously and just slap stuff together.  There’s no planning, there’s no deep analysis, and the results show. 

What do you do to convince people that to get the most out of a testing program, you just can fly by the seat of your pants and see what happens?  Aren’t testing programs supposed to let you move rapidly so you can learn?

 

 

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8
Mar

33 Tangents - Episode #45 - How Do You Get Experience?

At some point in your career, you will face the paradox of needing to gain experience to move your career forward, but no one is willing to giving you a chance because you don’t have the experience. This is often seen early in one’s career when searching for that first or second job out of college.  In this scenario, you have very little on the job experience. It is also seen later on in one’s career if they are trying to make a pivot.  In this scenario, you have some skills that are transferrable, but other new ones you may need to learn.

This week, Jim, Jason, and Jon tackle the steps one could take in various stages of their career to gain experience and get around this paradox. 

 

THINGS WE MENTIONED

 

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1
Mar

33 Tangents - Episode #44 - Talking Analytics and Psychology with Evan LaPointe

On this week’s episode of 33 Tangents, Jason and Jim sit down with Evan LaPointe, the founder and CEO of Core Consulting as well as the creator of Satellite (now Adobe DTM) that was acquired in an industry defining acquisition by Adobe in 2013. 

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THINGS WE MENTIONED

 

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22
Feb

33 Tangents - Episode #43 - When to Breakup With a Client

As we wrap up our episodes for the month of February, Jason, Jon, and Jim talk about breakups.  There are those clients that come into our lives that stay there for the long term and they are wonderful to work with.  There are those that we realize at some point the business is better off without as the relationship is not healthy and not mutually beneficial.  When should you make the decision to break up with a client?  What should go into that decision and what should you consider?  What happens to an organization where money collected from the client is the only deciding factor?  And one very obvious question, but yet one I don’t think many people understand, why don’t you want to keep every possible client?

 

 

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15
Feb

33 Tangents - Episode #42 - Understanding the Customer Journey

Many companies still make decisions about their online presence (marketing, webstore, lead generation), about what they want the customer to be and how they want the customer to engage instead of learning what is really going on.  How can Analytics help inform who the customer is and how they want engage?  This is something that we would have expected 10 years ago, but we still see it today.  Why hasn’t this changed?  Is it arrogance?  Is the data not trusted?  Is it something else?

 

 

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10
Feb

33 Tangents - Episode #41 - Coaching and Mentoring Your Team

This week Jim, Hila, and Jason to continue part of the theme from last week’s episode around giving tough love to your customer; having those honest, hard conversations in order to build a strong relationship. 

In our last episode, Jason mentioned this quote by former UCLA basketball coach John Wooden “One of the greatest motivating factors is the pat on the back, although with some individuals, you have to make the pat a little lower or a little harder.”  Coaching and mentoring a team is not easy.  It takes different approaches at different times.  What are the different approaches and which factors determine which to use?  What are some mistakes that you’ve made?  Why does coaching and mentoring come easier to some and not so much for others?  Being the best engineer usually gets you promoted into management, but the skills that go you there won’t mean success there.  Why does that happen?

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1
Feb

33 Tangents - Episode #40 - When To Give A Customer a Little Tough Love

There is a perception that you need to be a “yes person” to have a successful client engagement.  In our last episode Jason mentioned that the low barrier to entry in our space is partially responsible for this. In order to have a happy, satisfied client, you need to give them everything that they want, when they want it.  In actuality, however, there are times when you need to exercise tough love with a client.  This can also be extended to the pre-sales process when dealing with prospects.  What forms can tough love take in the context of an engagement or sales?  What times require a tough love approach?

 

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