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33 Tangents is a podcast that covers a wide range of topics from digital analytics to business and technology to remote work. Jason Thompson, Jon Narong, Jenn Kunz, and Jim Driscoll work together as part of 33 Sticks, a boutique analytics agency. 33 Sticks is focused on providing high end solutions to clients looking to grow, mature, and get the most out of their web analytics and onsite optimiziation programs. The day-to-day conversations that Jason, Jon, and Jim have often go in various different directions and those conversations where the inspiration for this podcast.

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33 Tangents is a podcast that covers a wide range of topics from digital analytics to business and technology to remote work. Jason Thompson, Jon Narong, Jenn Kunz, and Jim Driscoll work together as part of 33 Sticks, a boutique analytics agency. 33 Sticks is focused on providing high end solutions to clients looking to grow, mature, and get the most out of their web analytics and onsite optimiziation programs. The day-to-day conversations that Jason, Jon, and Jim have often go in various different directions and those conversations where the inspiration for this podcast.

    33 Tangents - Episode #149 - Embracing Learning from Mistakes and How That Can Propel Your Testing Program

    33 Tangents - Episode #149 - Embracing Learning from Mistakes and How That Can Propel Your Testing Program

    It seems like there is a great deal of talk about the importance of learning from mistakes.  The problem with that however is that most people are so fearful that they do everything they can to either avoid making mistakes or to hide them when they do happen.  People do not feel encouraged to take calculated risks that will provide opportunities to learn?
    Why is this the case?  Why is there talk about it but fear when faced with it?  How can this overall mindset within an organization impact the testing organization runs and the degree to which the testing tools are used?
    On this week’s episode of 33 Tangents, Jim and Jason tackle the topic of making mistakes, why people are fearful to take risks, why most organizations are barely scratching the surface with their testing program.
     
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    WHERE TO FIND US
    Website: www.33sticks.com
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    • 50 min
    33 Tangents - Episode #148 - Talking Analytics and Remote Work with Aginity CEO Rick Hall

    33 Tangents - Episode #148 - Talking Analytics and Remote Work with Aginity CEO Rick Hall

    On this week’s episode of 33 Tangents, Jason and Jim are joined by Rick Hall to talk about analytics and remote work.
    Rick Hall is a software entrepreneur focused on the analytics market for more than 30 year.  He has led the development of over a dozen software products and taken several companies from the early stage to an eventual sale. Most recently he led a group in the purchase of Aginity in March of 2020 and is currently serving as CEO.  
    Aginity’s mission is to empower individuals, teams, and departments to realize the full potential of enterprise analytics. Aginity provides the industry’s only active analytic catalog solution for data analysts, data engineers, data scientists, and business users, enabling them to interact with their data and analytic code in a whole new way.   Aginity was an early innovator in Analytics Management and launched Aginity Pro early this year.  
     
    Episode Highlights
    [1:10] - Introductions.
    [5:30] - Sustainable Analytics.
    [12:36] - How important is it that organizations have a central person responsible for data accuracy.
    [26:15] - The future of retail and in-store analytics.
    [32:10] - The challenges organizations are seeing with privacy coompliance.
    [35:00] - Remote work.
    [43:30] - Impact of remote work on small towns and rural areas.
    [52:00] - What Aginity does to build camaraderie with a remote team.
    [57:00] - Wrap up.
    Items We Mentioned
    Aginity website
    Rick's LinkedIn Profile
     
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    WHERE TO FIND US
    Website: www.33sticks.com
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    • 59 min
    33 Tangents - Episode #147 - Sustainable Analytics and Data Hoarders

    33 Tangents - Episode #147 - Sustainable Analytics and Data Hoarders

    What is sustainable analytics and how can it impact your organization?  
    Doesn’t having less data mean I have a don’t have the full picture of the business?
    On this week’s episode of 33 Tangents, Jim and Jason discuss the thought process that goes into a sustainable analytics approach, what it means to be a data hoarder, and how much data is too much.
     
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    We know your time is limited, so it means a lot to us that you would spend some of your time with us. If you have found this episode to be valuable, we would appreciate if you would share using one of the social media buttons bellow.
     
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    WHERE TO LISTEN
    The 33 Tangents video simulcast is now available on YouTube
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    WHERE TO FIND US
    Website: www.33sticks.com
    Email: Podcast@33sticks.com
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    • 35 min
    33 Tangents - Episode #146 - Answering Listener Questions

    33 Tangents - Episode #146 - Answering Listener Questions

    How do you explain to your organization’s leadership that the work involved with an analytics implementation is never finished?  That it’s not something that is “set it and forget it”?  
    How do you tell a client that their analytics foundation is incredibly flawed and needs to be rebuilt?
    On this week’s episode of 33 Tangents, Jim and Jason answer some questions from listeners.
     
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    We know your time is limited, so it means a lot to us that you would spend some of your time with us. If you have found this episode to be valuable, we would appreciate if you would share using one of the social media buttons bellow.
     
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    WHERE TO LISTEN
    The 33 Tangents video simulcast is now available on YouTube
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    WHERE TO FIND US
    Website: www.33sticks.com
    Email: Podcast@33sticks.com
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    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/33sticks/

    • 47 min
    33 Tangents - Episode #145 - The So-Called “Cookie-less” Future

    33 Tangents - Episode #145 - The So-Called “Cookie-less” Future

    It feels like we have another round of “all cookies are dying” conversations happening again.  Companies are being pushed to adopt some sort of server side technology now or all data will be lost.  
    What is actually happening?  What is the truth?  Is it all fear, uncertainty, and doubt or is there some legitimacy to it?  Do companies need to jump immediately or is there still time to see how things develop?
    On this week’s episode of 33 Tangents, Jim and Jason discuss what they’re seeing, what they’ve seen before, and their recommendations for those that are feeling pushed one way or another.
     
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    We know your time is limited, so it means a lot to us that you would spend some of your time with us. If you have found this episode to be valuable, we would appreciate if you would share using one of the social media buttons bellow.
     
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    WHERE TO LISTEN
    The 33 Tangents video simulcast is now available on YouTube
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    WHERE TO FIND US
    Website: www.33sticks.com
    Email: Podcast@33sticks.com
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    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/33sticks/

    • 44 min
    33 Tangents - Episode #144 - Dealing with Stress and Burnout

    33 Tangents - Episode #144 - Dealing with Stress and Burnout

    Stress is a normal part of life and under normal circumstances, it ebbs and flows.  If you’re not careful however, feeling stressed can lead to burnout.  You often don’t realize it until it’s too late.
    On this week’s episode, Jim and Jason take a detour from a planned topic to discuss some steps they’ve taken recently to deal with them.
     
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    We know your time is limited, so it means a lot to us that you would spend some of your time with us. If you have found this episode to be valuable, we would appreciate if you would share using one of the social media buttons bellow.
     
    And if we are getting you hooked, don’t forget to subscribe, like, and recommend on your favorite podcast platform.
     
    WHERE TO LISTEN
    The 33 Tangents video simulcast is now available on YouTube
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    WHERE TO FIND US
    Website: www.33sticks.com
    Email: Podcast@33sticks.com
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    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/33sticks/

    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

BGameGeek ,

FULL of good stuff from these analytics superstars

Love this show. It’s a bunch of folks passionate about the amazing area of analytics and managing it all. As the show states, they don’t always follow the show’s title topic. But these tangents end up giving you real-world stories and experiences of interacting with businesses, best practices and new ideas.

I work heavily in Adobe Experience Cloud and it’s so refreshing to hear people that share similar experiences. Plus, they have been there from the beginning and have a unique perspective from working there. You should listen no matter which analytics tools you use.

LCAnalytics ,

Digital Practitioners with great insights

If you are a digital (marketing) practitioner this is the podcast to listen to. You are getting insights from a group of individuals who share great practical knowledge based on their experience in an industry that is always changing.

Ryan D. Petersen ,

Great Podcast by even better people

The team at 33 Sticks are an amazing group of people who just "get it". Jason and his team truly care and this podcast is just another one of the inovative things that they are doing to spread their message. Give it a listen. You won't be disappointed.

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