Why reading still matters, and my top 3 picks
The second half of 2016 is the fastest learning period for me professionally in a decade. Being put in the new job, I was forced to step out of my comfort zone, and learn to “swim” quickly in the deep water of digital analytics world. A “multi-channel” approach has been taken:
- participating interactive webinars (most of them are free as part of the solution-sell from vendors),
- formal on-line training(passed Google Analytics IQ certification),
- follow blogs and newsletters (started from Occam’s Razor),
- peer to peer learning (10+ face to face meeting with leading digital marketers, and analysts within my company),
- reading books
This approach is essential to build the competencies thru different angles, just like we need multiple “marketing channels” to promote products and services. You will always want to know which one is the best. For me personally, “reading books” is the channel that come on top without doubt.