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March 27, 2020 4 minute read

Adapting to Changing Times

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Bailey Douglass

Senior Director, People Operations

Our Senior Director of People Ops, Bailey Douglass, shares her hand-picked resources on how to both support employees during stressful times and keep business goals on track.

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General

March 25, 2020 12 minute read

An Analyst’s Perspective on COVID-19’s Economic Impact on Businesses

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Benn Stancil

Chief Analyst

In a previous life, Mode's co-founder and president worked as an economic analyst studying the 2008 financial crisis. Here is his assessment of how we can brace for strong economic headwinds.

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General

March 19, 2020 2 minute read

COVID-19: We Don't Work Alone

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Derek Steer

CEO

In the weeks and months to come, all of Mode is aligned to help our users and your communities.

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General

March 12, 2020 4 minute read

How Mode Went Completely Remote in 36 Hours, and 7 Tips We Learned Along the Way

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Maura Ginty

Chief Marketing Officer

Each day, with more coronavirus news, a few more people opted to work remotely. Or declined a business trip. By Friday, our executive team was having an honest and direct debate about not whether to close the office, but when.

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Analysis

January 9, 2020 5 minute read

A Dispassionate Examination of the Empirical Evidence Regarding Positional Punctuation in SQL

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Benn Stancil

Chief Analyst

"As data scientists, our work sways elections; our models move markets; our recommendations launch and dismantle businesses. In positions of such influence, we haven’t the time to waste on petty distractions of little import. Which is why I believe it’s critical to step back...and take on a far more consequential matter: Should SQL queries use trailing or leading commas?"

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Analysis

December 20, 2019 6 minute read

How to Demystify Skewed Data and Deliver Analysis

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Nate Coleman

Data Scientist

Our data doesn’t always look nice and clean. Mode's Data Scientist, Nate Coleman, shows us how visualizing distributions can tell us if our data is skewed or not—and how logarithmic scales can clarify it for us when it is.

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