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Metric Translation: Translations Gone Wrong

This is part 5 of a 5 part series on Metric Translation.

One of the great dangers in translating your metrics is that the original meaning gets lost along the way. The more you manipulate the…

Metric Translation: Residuals

This is part 4 of a 5 part series on Metric Translation.

A residual is the difference between the actual data values and the trendline (see Trendlines) that you think represents the nature of the data.…

Metric Translation: Relative Change

This is part 3 of a 5 part series on Metric Translation.

While logarithmic scales are a useful tool for visualizing metrics that change significantly over time, how can you translate multiple metrics that are on…

Metric Translation: Logarithmic Scale

This is part 2 of a 5 part series on Metric Translation.

If your business is doing well, you might see very rapid growth in specific metrics. For example, the following is the revenue for a…

Metric Translation

This is part 1 of a 5 part series on Metric Translation.

The best policy when communicating using data is to let the data tell the story for you (see Data Storytelling). But what do you…

Metric Component Analysis: Principal Component Analysis

This is part 8 of a 9 part series on Metric Component Analysis.

One of the most common approaches to dimension reduction is a technique known as Principal Component Analysis (PCA). Given a very large amount of…

Money Metrics: Return on Investment Analysis

This is part 5 of a 5 part series on Money Metrics.

Return to Sender We’ve covered a few different techniques to connect your money to your decision making this week. No discussion of money metrics…

Money Metrics: Waterfall Projections

This is part 4 of a 5 part series on Money Metrics.

Chasing Waterfalls One of the most common activities at any company is financial planning. On a regular basis, most companies will estimate how much…

Money Metrics: Payback Periods

This is part 3 of a 5 part series on Money Metrics.

It’s Payback Time Yesterday we covered Break-even Analysis, which is one way to understand how much you need to sell for your business to…

Margin Metrics: Sales Efficiency

This is part 5 of a 5 part series on Margin Metrics.

This week we’ve covered many flavors of margins and how to calculate them. But the margins we’ve discussed so far are based on products…