One of the best decisions I made this year …
(I wrote this post a week or two ago and had WordPress issues so am re-posting it. Sorry about that Judah!!!)
One of the smartest things I did in 2007 so far was not quitting my job (although I do very much enjoy the independent life and my clients are all great!) but rather asking Judah Phillips of Reed Business Interactive to blog here at Analytics Demystified.
I met Judah just after I left JupiterResearch in Boston and was immediately impressed with his expansive knowledge of the web analytics sector, his candor, and his communication skills. We didn’t talk for awhile but reconnected while I was at Visual Sciences, picking up the conversation and getting to know each other better. This time he blew me away with his ability to sift through the noise and make an incredibly complicated software buying decision, all while being exceptionally honest and candid about his process.
After his selection was made, he and I kept up the conversation and were talking with some regularity at the same time I was thinking about expanding on Analytics Demystified’s blogs and adding other voices to my site. I was especially looking for practitioner voices. Judah was perfect, and he was open to the idea.
The rest, they say, is history!
Judah is a big thinker and a ton of fun to spend time with (alas, he lives in Boston, although Alaska Airlines is starting to fly direct to/from Boston later this month!) If you’re like me and not lucky enough to be part of his Boston Web Analytics Wednesday group, I strongly recommend that you start reading and subscribe to Judah Phillips today!
I just wanted to publicly say “thanks” to Judah for exceeding any expectations I had about his writing and his commitment to sharing his knowledge and experience with his readers and mine. Now if only all the decisions I had to make as a small business owner were that easy!