Data Science’s Most Misunderstood Hero

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When in doubt, hire analysts before other roles. Appreciate them and reward them. Encourage them to grow to the heights of their chosen career (and not someone else’s). Of the cast of characters mentioned in this story, the only ones every business with data needs are decision-makers and analysts.

This is well-trodden territory for me (and likely for you), but this article by Cassie Kozyrkov does a good job of exploring why data analysts are unbelievably important, why they're distinct from other data roles, why they have their own career paths, and why they should be hired first.

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