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Jake quits smoking

Jake Albaugh wants to quit smoking and to help himself along the way, he has created a dashboard that lists the time passed since quitting. And also the…

My Favourite Podcasts – 2019 update

Listening to podcasts has gently become a new habit for me.  It is the perfect medium to fill “in-between times” like commutes, exercising, cleaning or ironing.  I use…

Fresh Start Effect

Happy 2019! I have been reading up on the new year resolutions phenomenon. We all know that everyone starts with new intentions, but a few weeks into the…

Creative flow

Recently I made my first painting. And I loved the process. It is an activity where you can completely immerse yourself in. And it is something where you…

Why I write this blog

3 reasons why I write this blog … to become a better writer: I believe that training my writing skills every day will eventually make me a better…

The day there is no news

The 8 o’clock news is always 20 minutes long. Somehow the amount of news is independent of the quantity or impact of the events that happened that day. …

Best Analytics Newsletters

The field of analytics is changing rapidly. And for many analytics professionals, it is hard to keep up with all new developments. One of the best and easiest…

Teletekst: still my favorite newsapp

Teletekst remains very popular in The Netherlands. In other countries (like Great Britain and Belgium) the local Ceefax initiatives have been shutdown. The succes of the Dutch Teletext…

Digital Data Tips Tuesday #6

Tuesday 9th of February I presented at Digital Data Tips Tuesday in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. I talked about how you can improve the customer experience with the use of…

New Year resolutions

First of all, I wish you all the best in 2016! If you haven’t made any New Year resolutions yet, here is some advice from Dan Ariely: setup…

Webtrekk User Conference 2015 Berlin

Friday 29th of May I presented at the Webtrekk User Conference in Berlin, Germany. I talked about how you can improve the customer experience with the use of analytics.…

Newsletter Report February 2015

In February I´ve send 4 Behavioral Insights newsletters. The number of subscribers doubled, so it´s growing steady. Here are the facts and top clicked articles from the February issues.

Newsletter Report January 2015

It’s been 4 weeks since my first Behavioral Insights newsletter went out. Time for some facts and an overview of the top links.

The selfies phenomenon

It’s a strange sight, a group of people taking a photo of themselves. Dan Ariely, behavioral economist, shines some light on the selfie phenomenon:

30 Days to Data Storytelling

The people of Juice Analytics have created this great 30 Days to Data Storytelling.   It’s critical for analysts and presenters of data to share information in a way…

Unbiased Data

I just love the cartoons from Tom Fishburne. Spot on, as always: Data doesn’t have biases. It’s people who collect and select the data who bring bias to…

Happy New Year!

… and here are ‘5 New Year’s Resolutions That Might Actually Work‘ from Dan Ariely: Order an annual subscription to the Fruit Guy. Give a good friend the ability…

6+ billion tweets mapped

Eric Fischer made a map of 6+ billion public geotagged tweets. He open sourced the tools he used to manipulate the data: Making the most detailed tweet map ever.