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 your priorities.
… I get a lot of requests for all kinds of time-consuming activities very day. In general I try to be helpful, but there are only 24 hours of the day and I already don’t sleep much. So, in reality every time I say yes to something I also say no to other things – and my sad realization is that my process for saying yes and no does not lead to a plate of activities that fits with my priorities. So, in 2016 I am going to try and figure out what my priorities are, and then direct my time in a consistent way with my priorities. …
So, what are your priorities this year?
[photo credits: Colin Knowles]
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:
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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 that people just get it. Enter data storytelling – a magical elixir to all your data communication woes! Well, maybe not quite. But you should be aware of recent efforts using this timeless approach to deliver information so naturally – through stories.
You should download, print and use it.
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 it. – Tom Fishburne
… 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 to take some money from your bank account if …
- Set up an automatic monthly transfer from your checking account into a savings account.
- Set up recurring weekly “meetings” with friends or co-workers for workouts.
- Get a dog.
[photo credits: Amodiovalerio Verde]
Today I presented at the Dutch Webanalytics Conference. This was my slide deck (mostly in Dutch):