The Be Data Lit Blog

Jason Thompson sheds light on anxiety and imposter syndrome.

For most of my life, I’ve been a very anxious person. My earliest memories of the fear that anxiety produces are from when I was around 8 years old. I had no idea what these feelings were, they felt alien, in my mind, I was the only person in the world that felt like this.…

Keeping it Real with Data

Jason Thompson, CEO of 33 Sticks, discusses fear, uncertainty and doubt (FUD) mongers in the data industry and how they take advantage of companies’ lack of expertise around data.

Psychology is the Key to Data Literacy

Article written by Nicola Osinaike, Illustration by Alex Green The term ‘Data Literacy’ is far from new. Advocates around the world continue to explain why the ability to read, understand, create, and communicate using data (Data Literacy) is vital. But why? It is acknowledged that individuals with these key skills help organisations make better decisions…

Will You Let Rudolph Join in the Reindeer Games?

Article written by: Allen Hillery, Feature Photo by Tim Gouw from Pexels November is that time of year when you start to reflect on end of year activities. A lot of us are also planning for Holiday seasons with family and friends. In fact, this is the time where you start hearing, “Let’s circle back…

Using Data to Address Racial Bias in Soccer Commentary

Article by Adedamola Ladipo, Photo by Pixabay The 2020 Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) European Football Championship in summer 2021 was one of the most exciting soccer tournaments in years. Following the highs and lows of each match, I was left feeling inspired to create a soccer-related data visualization. After some searching, I came…

Realizing the Promise of Data Analytics

Article by Steve Tadeo and Allen Hillery, Photo by Stein Liland Today for many organizations the business benefit of data analytics is still just a promise. Everyone agrees that analytics present limitless possibilities of business impact and competitive advantage but realizing these benefits have been a challenge.  Facebook, Amazon, Netflix, and Google are leaders in…

It’s Getting Hot In Here

Throughout recent months, there has been a switch to a gatekeeping, elitist attitude toward education and subsequent skills. This type of thinking is harmful and should not continue.

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