People tell stories anyway

People tell stories wherever they are, in every medium, day or night, in business or not. What can software do to help tell data stories?

Give them templates? Force suddenly mute would-be storytellers into a best practice?

Probaby not. You can imagine the stories about the stories. “I knew it’d be another god damn story” — “damn” being for the stale formula.

“People tell stories anyway,” says Donald Farmer, the Qlik vice president of innovation. What can software do? He says maybe the best thing is to just stay out of the way.

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