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Episodes

33 Tangents - Episode #95 - Being Busy, Procrastination, and Being Reactionary

2/21/2020
Being constantly busy is often times a symptom of procrastination, though people do not feel like they’re procrastinating since they are working. Being in a constant reactionary state makes you feel productive in the moment, but it prevents you from doing the really important things. How do you recognize busy work from valuable work? How does this impact a person in general? What does this mean for practitioners and technical implementers in the analytics space specifically? On this week’s...

Duration:00:43:04

33 Tangents - Episode #94 - Cliches & Business Speak

2/14/2020
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...

Duration:00:42:16

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

2/7/2020
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...

Duration:00:53:09

33 Tangents - Episode #92 - Cheating and Inauthenticity

1/31/2020
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...

Duration:00:45:37

33 Tangents - Episode #91 - Be The Wolf

1/24/2020
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? THANK YOU We know your time is limited, so it means a lot to us...

Duration:00:49:49

33 Tangents - Episode #90 - How Wildfires Spread

1/17/2020
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. THANK YOU We know your time is limited, so it means a lot to us that...

Duration:00:48:20

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

1/10/2020
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...

Duration:01:04:44

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

1/3/2020
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...

Duration:00:51:50

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

12/27/2019
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...

Duration:00:56:53

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

12/20/2019
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...

Duration:00:51:13

33 Tangents - Episode #85 - Disconnecting and Resetting

12/13/2019
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...

Duration:00:44:08

33 Tangents - Episode #84 - From The Archives: Talking Publishing Analytics and Personalization with Todd Schauman, the CS Monitor's Head of Promotion and Analytics

12/6/2019
We’re taking a break this week to spend time with our families during the Thanksgiving holiday. We’ll be back with a new episode next week, December 13, 2019. This episode was originally published on November 16, 2018. During a trip to Boston, Jim had a chance to sit down and talk with Todd Schauman, Head of Digital Promotion and Analytics at the Christian Science Monitor, who has a great deal of experience working in the publishing space. While there are tried and true implementation...

Duration:00:48:22

33 Tangents - Episode #83 - From The Archives: Talking Trust Culture with Dan Roden

11/29/2019
We’re taking a break this week to spend time with our families during the Thanksgiving holiday. We’ll be back with a new episode on December 13, 2019. This episode was originally published on August 23, 2019. The business world is often thought of as cold and calculating. The only purpose employees serve is to make widgets and check items off a list. When push comes to shove, employees are cut loose when finances are tight. Employees are scared to reach out and ask for help for fear of...

Duration:00:59:11

33 Tangents - Episode #82 - Data Hoarders

11/22/2019
We’ve all encountered those clients that are so focused on instrumentation and the data they want to collect, that they lose sight of actually using it. What is a data hoarder and how do you approach an engagement like this? How do you refocus a client and show them they don’t need to track absolutely everything to get valuable insights? How do you show a client that trying to track everything is not good and even futile? On this week’s episode, Jim, Bryant, and Jason talk about their...

Duration:00:47:30

33 Tangents - Episode #81 - Gratitude

11/15/2019
With Thanksgiving just a couple of weeks away, Jason and Jim spend some time talking about gratitude. How can you express gratitude genuinely? As an employer, how can you show gratitude without being seen as phony? As an employee, how can you show gratitude without being viewed as a kiss-ass? As a company, how you show gratitude to customers without it being seen as another marketing gimmick? THANK YOU We know your time is limited, so it means a lot to us that you would spend some of your...

Duration:00:51:04

33 Tangents - Episode #80 - How Do You Promote Your Values and Principles Without It Being a Marketing Gimmick?

11/8/2019
It’s important for a company to share the principles and values that make up its foundation. If you’re not careful though, it can come across as a disingenuous sales pitch. How do you ensure that you do so genuinely and not turn off potential customers? On this week’s episode of 33 Tangents Jason, Hila, and Jim discuss the challenges to promoting the core values of a company authentically and not letting it turn into a marketing gimmick. THANK YOU We know your time is limited, so it means...

Duration:00:47:10

33 Tangents - Episode #79 - What is at the Root of The Recommendations You Receive?

11/1/2019
When soliciting solutions to business problems your organizations has, you have the potential to receive varying solutions from different sources, both internal and external. When you receive a solution from an external agency, do you know what the core drivers that determined how the agency went about designing it? Do they have your best interests in mind or do they have theirs? This week Jim and Jason cover this topic while talking about current state of analytics and marketing...

Duration:00:41:03

33 Tangents - Episode #78 - How Can You Make Yourself Valuable Without Getting Stuck in Marketing Pixel Hell?

10/25/2019
When it comes to being a technical implementer, one of the key ways to provide value is through the deployment of analytics and marketing technology data collection logic. Putting a significant amount of focus on this can be a problem because the many times the value is fleeting. There is always something new to deploy and before you know it, you’re stuck in marketing pixel hell. How can you make sure you’re providing value without falling into this trap? Do all tag deployment requests carry...

Duration:00:56:03

33 Tangents - Episode #77 - Presenting to Executive Teams

10/18/2019
Recently Jim and Bryant presented to a client’s executive team. These kind of situations can be nerve wracking and can make the most seasoned presenter nervous. For those who are detailed oriented, these kinds of presentations can be filled with landmines. Too much information or too little information can cause the presentation to spiral. Wording is critical as one mislabeled item will cause the attendees to fixate on the wrong item or believe there is a problem when there isn’t. What are...

Duration:00:39:28

33 Tangents - Episode #76 - Talking Building Out a Digital Ecosystem with Carrie Bourke

10/11/2019
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...

Duration:00:51:50