Ever heard of a six-word memoir? It’s a fun challenge that constrains a big idea (or deep thought) into six words. The idea’s credited to Ernest Hemingway, who is said to have — on a bet — written these six compelling words: For sale: baby shoes, never worn.
We recently asked some of FSFP’s data governance consultants and other “all things data”-savvy team members to craft six-word memoirs for the practice areas they know and love. We encouraged them to be creative, humorous, profound or all three. (Though we’re not sure that’s possible.)
Here’s what our team crafted.
Chief Data Officer
Ensures data has a C-Suite seat. – Kelle O’Neal, Founder and CEO
Strategy and leadership around your data – Ken Chisholm, Data Governance and Technology
The right data — the right time – Melanie Deardorff, Marketing Consultant
Making data actionable is our job. – Callie Kinnan, Sales and Marketing Coordinator
Data is data. Governed data monetizes. – Chris Lokos, Engagement Partner
Anarchy is a form of governance. – Rob Luikart, Strategic Data Management Consultant
Better together: Data and data governance – Kelle O’Neal, Founder and CEO
Some things are best left unsaid – Ken Chisholm, Data Governance and Technology
Data hacked, identity stolen, savings gone – Bob Gifford, Senior Consultant
The devil is in the details. – Ken Chisholm, Data Governance and Technology
What a difference another zero makes. – Bob Gifford, Senior Consultant
Security, Privacy, Quality, Governance, Monetizes, Evolves – Chris Lokos, Engagement Partner
Keep it secret, keep it safe. – Stephanie Paradis, Senior Consultant (This one should ring a bell if you’re a Lord of the Rings fan.)
The data about and within the data. – Ken Chisholm, Data Governance and Technology
Defining data about data is meta. – Bob Gifford, Senior Consultant
Info about data context, use, meaning – Becky Lyons, Senior Consultant
Adventure guidebook for world of data – Sarah Rasmuss, Senior Consultant
Remote Work/Life at FSFP
Working efficiently and saving the planet – Ken Chisholm, Data Governance and Technology
FSFP: working remotely since April 2007 – Melanie Deardorff, Marketing Consultant
Multi-tasking has a whole new meaning. – Kim Grieff, Executive Assistant to Kelle O’Neal
Still working hard, even in sweatpants – Callie Kinnan, Sales and Marketing Coordinator
Work is more fun with this team. – Kelle O’Neal, Founder and CEO
Work hard, have fun, deliver value. – Valerie Torstenson, Principal Consultant
Now, What’s Your Six-Word Memoir?
If our short-and-sweet memoirs inspired you to come up with some of your own, let us know and we will share yours with our FSFP team members in our #watercooler channel in Slack.
We loved seeing what our team came up with and hope you enjoyed reading these, too. As Bob said (in just six words, of course): Six-word stories – so much fun!