Growth Hacking Your Job Hunt – 5 steps to grab your dream job

You can use growth hacking techniques to search for a new job and sell yourself into a position you want. This post details how I went about “growth hacking” my job search. Instead of waiting for recruiters or surfing job boards, I got proactive and took a page out of the sales playbook for some

Segment vs Fivetran vs Stitch: Which data ingest should you use?

Data Pipelines and ETL can be ridiculously time consuming. Luckily, data-ingest-as-a-service tools are getting more robust with their pipeline offerings.   We’ve all had this problem: “All of my data is siloed in different apps, and I want to be able to analyze it all in one place. What do I do?”   My favorite

Data Driven Decisions: Respect the numbers, then make your choice.

If you’ve been following me for a little while (in which case, hey, thanks!) you know that I am committed to helping build and grow companies in as data-driven a way as possible. From the early days of a company, I encourage founders to seek out experts in data analysis. That means both outside the

Unicorn or Zebra: Redefining Success at Startups

As a founder, it’s important to know what success means for your company and how it impacts your financial goals, company culture, and hiring practices. Defining something as nebulous as success is intimidating, so let’s break it down. Do you want to be a unicorn or a zebra? To find out, check out this month’s

Watson Analytics at IBM World of Watson Conference

When I say IBM, you say … cutting edge machine learning? When they sponsored my trip to the 2016 World of Watson conference as a perk of my involvement in the IBM Predictioneers Social Influencer Program, I wasn’t totally sure what to expect, but I was pleasantly surprised with how advanced Watson and Watson Analytics

Analytics Jobs at Startups and How to Find Them

Since I started mentoring with Springboard, I’ve been reflecting on how the students might go about finding analytics jobs, and what exactly someone means when they say that they want to find a job with a startup. “Startup” means many things to many people. How big is too big to be considered a startup? There’s

Lean Analytics: The one metric that matters

In a data-driven organization, setting metrics and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) help drive your business forward. While knowing various metrics about your business can help you in different ways, I’m a big proponent of the Lean Analytics concept of One Metric That Matters (OMTM). A savvy entrepreneur (and hopefully, the entire team) will know at