It’s Hard to Be a Data Geek

Sometimes I, along with other folks in my social network circles and groups, describe myself as a data geek.

Another none anonymous data geek, Rich Murnane, recently started a series of excellent cartoons on his blog about DataGeek’s first days on a new job. Hard work indeed.

Then the data geeky corporate twitter account of IBM Initiate has made a twittpoll asking: Do you consider yourself a data geek or a management geek?

It’s a hard question. Because you know that a lot of things about better data is about better management and it’s much more admirable to be a management geek than a poor data geek.

Anyway I stood firm and admitted that I am a data geek. Because the world has always been crowded with management consultants with little attention to the needs of the data. Someone has to take care about the data. It’s hard, but it’s worth it.

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6 thoughts on “It’s Hard to Be a Data Geek

  1. Rich Murnane 9th August 2011 / 13:14

    Hey Henrik,

    Thank you very much for the mention and I’m very glad you like the DataGeek comics!

    It’s safe to say that I’m a DataGeek, always have been and always will be…

    Best and thanks again…Rich Murnane

    • Henrik Liliendahl Sørensen 9th August 2011 / 13:23

      Good to see you on this data geeks none anonymous meeting Rich.

  2. Eva 9th August 2011 / 17:14

    Love the quote!

    Because the world has always been crowded with management consultants with little attention to the needs of the data. Someone has to take care about the data. It’s hard, but it’s worth it.

    So true…

    Eva

    • Henrik Liliendahl Sørensen 9th August 2011 / 17:29

      Thanks for joining Eva.

  3. Josh 25th January 2012 / 23:41

    Guessing you’ll like this then…

    • Henrik Liliendahl Sørensen 25th January 2012 / 23:50

      Oh yes, I inner enjoyed it very much.

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