Not long ago, I shared a tweet that went a bit viral, noting that in our exuberance of things like “Big data” and “Machine Learning,” and through our Education system’s increasing focus on STEM, we’d do well in society to ensure merely that everyone has a basic understand of the data that’s available thanks to
Recently, Trevor Boehm, program Director at the Techstars Impact Accelerator and founder of Assemble, had me stand in a line. Not just any line mind you, I stood in a line with the exceptional entrepreneurs of Impact Hub’s Workforce Development Accelerator. At one end of the line, those who felt “metrics” were of great importance in
Data. Statistics, measurements, and analytics are funny things, particularly in entrepreneurship, as if you think about it, data is invaluable but difficult to aggregate, informational but difficult to consume, technical but immensely educational. Why so hard when so important? Data geeks such as myself often find ourselves lost in the weeds; we love mining
While today’s entrepreneurs are fascinated with Eric Ries, Peter Thiel, Steve Blank and Seth Godin (and rightly so), I fear I’m too frequently referring to an unheard of an esteemed author from decades ago; as though the entreprneuers of today are happy being ignorant of the past and willingly doomed to repeat the mistakes of
If you’re like me and diligent in your use of Google Analytics (here’s how by the way), you may have noticed some odd referring sources creeping in to your data. In honor of my favorite holiday sneeking up on us, let’s talk about ghosts. Ghost Traffic & Ghost Referral Spam Ever the mission of the
Thanks to the incredible startup program at Houston’s Rice University, I’ve had a chance to update a popular, but out of date, post about Startup Marketing. In the process, I had a chance to meet the exceptional entrepreneurs in this year’s Owlspark program. While not too dissimilar from that startup marketing post, this update touches
Some time ago, I had the honor of speaking during PeopleFund’s Innovation Week on the question of how to make the most of Google Analytics, with the fewest resources. Simply put, what every startup should do to make the platform one of their most valuable tools. Isn’t it already one of a startup’s most valuable tools??