I confess. I’m a geek. Have been for a long time. I think most engineers are like me. We get excited by new toys - especially the puzzles they create for us.
I love solving puzzles - most of the time that means using data to answer difficult questions like
“What is the reason we made so much money on this product but this other one failed?”
“What will happen if I bundle these products together and sell them?”
“Which facts should we use to make the best predictions for next weeks sales?”
But other times puzzles show us something else - something that builds trust or verifies what someone else is blasting out as the truth.
That is where I have the most fun and why I love Pederson Arts.
I get to question every assumption and dig into it until I can provide statistical certainty or tell the others we must walk away from a client.
And my treat for doing this?
That moment when I find someone who shares that same curiosity but doesn’t have the skill. If they have the desire I can train them. And I love seeing that light go on when they get it. I don’t even mind when their ego prevents them from remembering who they really are. (They’re remember!)
It's where I fit here.
I do two things really well. Train people to become great analysts and prove the assumptions of future clients.
It makes the assets we build strong. Sure, change has to be emotional, but when people hesitate to make the leap I’m there to show that that things will be ok.
I don’t let them take the leap until I’ve given everything I have to create a strong safety net - just in case.
And my biggest pleasure? Seeing them not use it because it turned out ok.