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Spring Cleaning

April 2015 Volume 2 Issue 4

Spring is (finally) in the air – have you dusted the cobwebs off your analytic skills? To boost your mental  spring cleaning, this month I’m sharing my fifth and final Habit of a Master Thinker: Understand the Context.


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A Time for Reflection

March 2015 Volume 2 Issue 3

The January and February editions of Analytic Insider highlighted the first three of the five Habits of a Master Thinker:

1. Know when to challenge key assumptions.

2. Consider alternative explanations or hypotheses for all events.

3. Look for inconsistent data that provides sufficient justification to quickly discard a candidate hypothesis.


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Exercising Your Brain with Master Thinker Habits #2 and #3

February 2015 Volume 2 Issue 2

As winter weather sets in, it’s easy to enter into hibernation mode and abandon our New Year’s resolutions. While February’s cold restricts some of your outdoor activity, I encourage you to use this time to stay disciplined and exercise your brain. Last month, The Analytic Insider highlighted my first habit of a Master Thinker, Challenging Key Assumptions. I also offered some tips for applying this habit to your everyday life. Below are two more habits to use at work and in your personal life if you want to become a Master Thinker.


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New Year’s Resolution – Take the First Step in Becoming a Master Thinker

January 2015 Volume 2 Issue 1

Bad habits can be hard to break, but we all know it is important to overcome them. At the beginning of each year, many of us resolve to change our bad habits into good ones. In the spirit of New Year’s optimism, I encourage our readers to use this month to focus on Master Thinker Habit #1: Challenging Key Assumptions.


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Pherson Associates and Globalytica Target Two Distinct Markets to Meet Growing Demand for Analysts

December 2014 Volume 1 Issue 2

As leaders in the field of analytic techniques for the US Intelligence Community, Kathy and Randy Pherson are leveraging their expertise from running a successful government contracting business, Pherson Associates, to providing these capabilities to private industry, foreign governments, and academic institutions operating around the world through their new company, Globalytica, LLC.


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The New Age of Analytics

November 2014 Volume 1 Issue 1

Welcome to the first edition of The Analytic Insider. We created this newsletter as an authoritative source of information in the world of analytics for both analysts and non-analysts.


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