So You Want to be a Data Analyst

November 14, 2011

If you want to become a data analyst, you should read my mail first.

Here in my inbox you will find the unvarnished image of the analyst’s life. It’s not my own life I’m talking about, at least not mine alone. Each day, hundreds of messages flow in and out, each containing little traces of the lives of my colleagues. Some are old friends, others total strangers. Some have written to me personally, others posted to groups, not knowing just who might read their words. None of them have any conscious interest in telling their life stories.