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2018-06-09 – 2:20 PM

When I am trying to learn a new skill or develop thinking around a subject, such as data storytelling, I find examples of others work helpful. The trick to reviewing work is thinking about what is effective, not what is good or bad. Sometimes I learn more from the examples that are ineffective then the effective ones. The effective examples are just good and you know …

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