42 episodes

Analytics on Fire is your backstage pass inside the enterprise analytics and business intelligence world. Join your host BI author, speaker, and co-founder, Mico Yuk (BI Brainz) as she pulls back the curtain on what’s working right now in the enterprise analytics/business intelligence world and what is not. You’ll hear the inside scoop from experienced business leaders on how to plan, implement and gain true business value from your analytics dollars. Visit analyticsonfire.com to subscribe and get weekly insights and freebies!

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Analytics on Fire is your backstage pass inside the enterprise analytics and business intelligence world. Join your host BI author, speaker, and co-founder, Mico Yuk (BI Brainz) as she pulls back the curtain on what’s working right now in the enterprise analytics/business intelligence world and what is not. You’ll hear the inside scoop from experienced business leaders on how to plan, implement and gain true business value from your analytics dollars. Visit analyticsonfire.com to subscribe and get weekly insights and freebies!

    42: Let’s Practice: Storytelling with Data w/ Cole Knaflic

    42: Let’s Practice: Storytelling with Data w/ Cole Knaflic

    Practice, practice, practice! Storytelling takes practice, especially Storytelling With Data (SWD). What are the fundamental principles for communicating effectively with data and using storytelling concepts to communicate that data?



    Today’s guest is Cole Knaflic, author of Storytelling With Data and Storytelling With Data: Let’s Practice. She is super practical and realistic when teaching people who are struggling to tell stories. Are you ready to join Cole’s SWD community?
    In this episode, you'll learn: [09:30] Storytelling With Data and Let’s Practice: Read Cole’s books, then do the work. [09:58] Why write the second book? Provide small and simple ways to practice and integrate SWD (Storytelling with Data) to make big changes and major impact over time. [11:35] Key Quote: Having kids and a growing business simultaneously, it’s been hard, but it’s actually been fantastic. - Cole Knaflic For full show notes, and the links mentioned visit: https://bibrainz.com/podcast/42 Sponsor This exciting season of AOF is sponsored by our BI Data Storytelling Mastery Accelerator 3-Day Live workshop. Our second one is coming up on Jan 28-30 and registration is open! Join us and consider upgrading to be a VIP (we have tons of bonuses planned). Many BI teams are still struggling to deliver consistent, high-engaging analytics their users love. At the end of three days, you'll leave with the tools, techniques, and resources you need to engage your users. Register today!
     
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    41: What to Expect in 2020! w/ Mico Yuk

    41: What to Expect in 2020! w/ Mico Yuk

    Welcome to 2020! It’s time to kick the new year and new decade off by recapping awesome things that happened in 2019 for Analytics on Fire (AoF). Plus, what 10 things can amazing AoF listeners expect and look forward to in 2020? Let’s begin the countdown.

    In this episode, you'll learn:
    [03:52] 10 things to expect from AoF in 2020 [06:02] #3: More solo teaching episodes from yours truly [07:34] #4: Introducing the #askmico hashtag [08:23] #5: Introducing a new co-host For full show notes, his book give away, and the links mentioned visit: https://bibrainz.com/podcast/41 Sponsor
    This exciting season of AoF is sponsored by our BI Data Storytelling Mastery Accelerator 3-Day Live workshop, on January 28-30, 2020 in Atlanta, GA.
    Join us for your chance to be in the hot-seat and get your use-case critiqued live. At the end of three days, you’ll leave with a clear BI delivery action plan. Register today!

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    40: Should data visualization work be outsourced? w/ Mustafa Mustafa

    40: Should data visualization work be outsourced? w/ Mustafa Mustafa

    BI tools change by the minute, so have you ever considered outsourcing your data visualization needs in the future? Maybe you should, especially if you don’t have proper in-house skill sets. Don’t risk your reputation because users can’t unsee a bad data visualization.



    Today’s guest is long-term BI Brainz customer Mustafa Mustafa, senior director of IT at Ferrara Candy Company. Mustafa transformed Ferrara Candy into a forward-thinking and innovative company. He discusses the pros and cons of outsourcing data visualization by choosing the right partners.
    In this episode, you'll learn: [04:13] Key Quote: Users cannot unsee a bad data visualization. - Mico Yuk [11:20] Mustafa’s background in learning Mico's BI Framework and dashboard strategies. [20:45] Should data visualization be outsourced? Consider customer cases and challenges, such as communication, common sense, and strategy to share information. For full show notes, and the links mentioned visit: https://bibrainz.com/podcast/40 Sponsor This exciting season of AOF is sponsored by our BI Data Storytelling Mastery Accelerator 3-Day Live workshop. Our second one is coming up on Jan 28-30 and registration is open! Join us and consider upgrading to be a VIP (we have tons of bonuses planned). Many BI teams are still struggling to deliver consistent, high-engaging analytics their users love. At the end of three days, you'll leave with the tools, techniques, and resources you need to engage your users. Register today!
     
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    39: DataStory: Explain Data and Inspire Action Through Story w/ Nancy Duarte

    39: DataStory: Explain Data and Inspire Action Through Story w/ Nancy Duarte

    When it comes to effective presentations and engaging an audience, what questions should you ask to tell your story about data? It’s time to take action and learn!

    Nancy Duarte joins me as today’s guest to discuss her new book, DataStory: Explain Data and Inspire Action Through Story. Some of you may already know Nancy from her 2012 TED Talk titled, The Secret Structure of Great Talks.

    In this episode, you'll learn:
    [08:10] Inspiration behind DataStory: Normal people need help with data, too. [09:10] Key Quote: Data had been slowing us down, instead of speeding us up. We didn’t have a mechanism to communicate data - Nancy Duarte [09:27] Key Quote: Data is becoming a very common communication language that didn’t have a real clear wrapper around it about how to frame it.- Nancy Duarte For full show notes, his book give away, and the links mentioned visit: https://bibrainz.com/podcast/39 Sponsor
    The next BI Data Storytelling Mastery Accelerator 3-Day Live workshop will be held in January 2020. Many BI teams are still struggling to deliver consistent, high-engaging analytics their users love. At the end of three days, you’ll leave with a clear BI delivery action plan. Register today!

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    37: Secrets of Building Actionable KPIs w/ Mico Yuk

    37: Secrets of Building Actionable KPIs w/ Mico Yuk

    What problems do you have with key performance indicators (KPIs)? Are they actionable or not? How do you measure them?

    Today, I’m sharing a session that I did that was rated #1 at the Real Business Intelligence event at MIT back in 2017. It's called "Secrets to building actionable KPIs". Specifically, I discuss three of the more well-known and commonly used methods: Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, Timebound (SMART) Goals, Wildly Important Goals (WIGs), and Objectives and Key Results (OKRs).

    In this episode, you'll learn: [02:19] Are KPIs and metrics the same? Do you track KPIs? Metrics? Core competencies? [02:44] Key Quote: Living in KPI land, there’s a lot of measurements, but you discover that not all measurements are created equal. - Mico Yuk [04:02] KPI Problem #1: Too many KPIs; focus on tracking 3-5, no more than 10. For full show notes, his book give away, and the links mentioned visit: https://bibrainz.com/podcast/37 Sponsor This exciting season of AoF is sponsored by our BI Data Storytelling Mastery Accelerator 3-Day Live workshop. Our next workshop on January 28-30, 2020 is now open for registration at a special early bird rate! Consider upgrading to the VIP option for extras including access to our online course. Many BI teams are still struggling to deliver consistent, high-engaging analytics their users love. At the end of three days, you’ll leave with a clear BI delivery action plan. Register today!
     
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    36: Build a Solid Enterprise Wide Data Strategy w/ Lillian Pierson

    36: Build a Solid Enterprise Wide Data Strategy w/ Lillian Pierson

    Today’s guest is the talented and intelligent Lillian Pierson. Lillian is a Data Science Instagram rock star with 600K+ followers across social media. Currently, she is the data science instructor for multiple courses on LinkedIn Learning, as well as an author, entrepreneur, coach and social media genius.
    In this new BI Masterclass, Lillian is going to teach you how to build a solid enterprise-wide data strategy that scales. Stay tuned to get Lillian’s best tips for social media, data strategies, and collecting data for use cases
    In this episode, you'll learn: [10:07] The definition of enterprise-wide data strategy and who it is for [11:35] Lillian’s “Aha” moment and her two different types of clients [13:21] Key Quote: “What is the point of all this big data talk? The point is that they generate business value from that new knowledge.” - Lillian Pierson For full show notes, his book give away, and the links mentioned visit: https://bibrainz.com/podcast/36 Sponsor This exciting season of AOF is sponsored by our BI Data Storytelling Mastery Accelerator 3-Day Live workshop. Our second one is coming up on Jan 28-30 and registration is open!  At the end of three days, you'll leave with the tools, techniques, and resources you need to engage your users. Register today!
     
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Customer Reviews

Wendy Small ,

Welcome back AOF!

So happy to see AOF back in action. Mico has a gift of drawing out the ‘how to’ in all her interviews. Thanks Mico. Listening to real case studies from the people who have made an impact with data within their organisation is priceless.

Matty_Gfunk ,

Matt G (Adelaide, South Australia)

The AOF Podcast is a "must listen" for BI professionals. Mico and Ryan do an amazing job finding BI comunity leaders and visionaries from across the globe, where they reveal the proven approaches to BI success. There are so many "golden nuggets" throughout the series, you will be compelled to listen to each podcast multiple times to ensure you capture all the secrets to success.

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