List the hottest buzzwords in business today and "analytics" is bound to come out near the top. But to most people, analytics implies complex tools and technical experts manipulating massive amounts and varieties of information (i.e.,"Big Data"). But complex Big Data analytics isn't the only game in town. And many people don't realize that a business doesn't need data scientists and complex tools to derive useful information and valuable benefits from any amount of raw data (e.g., names, behaviors, zip codes, demographics, sales statistics, etc.). Now Piyanka Jain and Puneet Sharma have defeated the myth that analytics is "rocket science" - and that only Big Data matters. In Behind Every Good Decision, they demonstrate how you can leverage the data you've got to generate valuable insights and drive countless smart business decisions. Best of all, the techniques for solving 80 percent of all business problems can be solved by any professional using only a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet! - and the authors show you how. Among the fascinating things you'll learn and apply from this engaging, easy-to-understand book are:
With this book, you'll see that business analytics is a simple problem-solving tool. Done right, your analytics effort can make for happier customers, better products, agile business practices, more productive employees, bigger revenues, and fatter profits - not to mention delighted bosses. And with the help of Behind Every Good Decision, you'll be able to launch that effort right from your own laptop. It's time to see how.
PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.
©2014 Piyanka Jain and Puneet Sharma (P)2014 Gildan Media LLC
"If you want to learn how to set up an analytics-driven organization and compete with analytics, then this book is for you." (Steve Berkowitz, CEO, Move, Inc.)
A comprehensive and easily accessible introduction to analysis. I found it a good guide in searching trough my first data set, segmenting and finding correlations. Ended up buying the printed book for better to benefit from tables and illustrations.
Great book for anybody who wishes to improve analytical skills at work. It revelled a lot of terms and techniques I know I will explore further.
Real life examples of analysis techniques.
Product owners, product managers, growth managers, business owners
Unfortunately the script of this is book is not adjusted for an audiobook. What is book is a subtitle here is just read as a one phrase making it difficult to understand the context. It is not a listen while jogging position and needs focus and deep understanding I would recommend going for a paper/ ebook version.
There were many accompanying pdfs referenced, which obviously are not included. There could have been better explanation of charts, graphs, and tables as I have heard in other technical audio books. The content was very good and I plan to listen a second time.
I loved it. got the physical book too. I was hoping they have more business related stories and case studies. it was like a teaser and a pitch for their services.
Maybe. I felt that I got some concepts and inspiration but I didn't get the nitty-gritty I was hoping for. More technical details on tools and techniques... The case studies/examples were somewhat interesting but not what I thought I would get. I would buy another book from them after more careful consideration of reviews and samples of the audio and print information available.
While a pleasant voice I did occasionally have trouble distinguishing some letters. Note that I listen while driving, not in a quiet space, so not ideal conditions.
The basic premise was good.
A very simple book, which will be useful every professional. They refer to several PDF documents which are not provided for the audio version. That's very disappointing.
There's a lot of information in this book. Definitely one you have to pay close attention to, but much better than reading from a physical book. I will probably need to read twice :)
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