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The Storytellers

So far in this series of posts on stories, I’ve discussed the definition of story, story structure, and applying data to story structure. In this final post, I look at the differences between analyzing data and talking to people and…

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Story Structure

Once upon a time, there was _____. Every day, _____. One day, _____. Because of that, _____. Because of that, _____. Until finally_____. This is just one of the famous 22 Rules of Storytelling from Pixar, shared by Pixar Story…

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What is Story?

People who work with and communicate data tend to throw around the words “story” and “data” a lot these days. We say all too regularly, “Let’s tell a story with these data” or “What story do these data tell us?”…

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Using Excel VBA to Improve Workflow

Data workflow issues are a big challenge at any organization that uses and communicates data. It doesn’t really seem to matter what data analysis or visualization tool your organization uses—Excel, JavaScript, R, Tableau, a custom tool, or something else—figuring out…

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