An excellent summary of the challenges and opportunities when working with cllient data. It’s so easy to just recommend “Buy something expensive and train everyone to use it,” rather than to meet the clients where they are at. The analogy of a data scientist having a “bedside manner” is especially enlightening. I once heard it said that “any teacher can succeed with privileged students; the sign of a great teacher is success with less privileged students.” The same might be said of data science consultants and their clients’ data systems.

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