There are so many people to thank who have provided support and encouragement, their time, and input that it's almost too many names to write down. I would like to thank my clients, who have placed their trust in me to help them on this journey. It has been an honor and a privilege.
I must thank Lancet Data Sciences, an organization of wildly bright people who have dedicated their time to advancing the maturity of business intelligence across all industries. Many of my coworkers have provided support in the form of brainstorming, discussions, and content recommendations. They include (but are not limited to) Harold Richter, Paul Sorenson, Jesse McElmury, Mike Erickson, Rachel Urbanowicz, Chad Burgeson, Jennifer Mannhardt, Steve Boos (for that kick-butt Appendix D), Andy Holtan, and Tom Niccum. A big “thanks” goes to Cindy Alewine and Justine Messer for being great cheerleaders. I will be forever grateful to the rest of the organization for their support and encouragement.
The people who deserve most of my gratitude and appreciation are my family for their love, support, and patience. Even when they asked me, “How's the book going?” and I'd answer with a roll of my eyes, it meant a lot to me that they were interested and supportive. My biggest “thank you” goes to my husband, Karl, and my son, Nolan, for their patience above all. It's a big commitment, not just from me, but from my family, to write a book. They deserve as much recognition as I do.