“In God we trust, all others must bring data.” – W. E. Deming

For a long time, this quote sat scribbled on a piece of paper and stuck above my work desk. Frankly, I’m more of a Zeus fan, but it was still a powerful reminder that, in every project, you need to leave your initial assumptions at the door and try to back up your decisions with numbers.

This is also a hallmark mindset of data-driven companies – but being data-driven is more complicated than that. And since the focus on data is in vogue, especially when it comes to tech companies, let’s take some time to see what being a data-driven company is all about, how you can get there, and what are the stumbling blocks along the way.

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