Analytics Cartoons

A gallery of some of my more popular Big Data, Analytics, Business Intelligence, and Performance Management cartoons — contact me (telliott at timoelliott dot com) if you’d like to reuse (free). And don’t hesitate to suggest topics that deserve a cartoon! Also see More Analytics Cartoons. And marketing, socialinnovation cartoons…

Opinions Are Good. Data is Better.

 Cartoon: Why you two have finished arguing your opinions, I actually have data!



The Bad Data Breakup

Cartoon: It's not you. It's your data.


Don’t Trust Gut Feel

Cartoon: It would appear, Hopkins, that your gut feel was only indigestion!


Big Data Boasts

Cartoon: I think you'll find that mine is bigger than yours!

What You Get If You Don’t Have Analytics. A HIPPO.

Cartoon: No Analytics? Welcome to the Hippo


Some Middle Managers Don’t Like Analytics

Cartoon: now we have analytics, it's getting harder to hide your incompetence


 There’s No Reward Without Risk

Cartoon: tracking performance without risk is... shortsighted

 One of The Ironies of Calculating the ROI for BI

Cartoon: I tried to build an ROI case for BI, but I couldn't access any data!


What’s the ROI of What You Don’t Know?

Cartoon: What's the ROI of knowing what you don't know? (I don't know, either)


Business Intelligence Wish Fulfilment

Cartoon: Press this button to save millions of dollars


It’s Not About How Big It Is

Cartoon: To be honest, I don't care how many yottabytes you have


What’s The ROI of Business Intelligence? Higher than the ROI of Ignorance.

Cartoon: What's the ROI of BI? It's higher than the ROI of ignorance




Data Quality? Cross Your Fingers And Hope…

Cartoon: Yes, you can absolutely trust those numbers


The Daily Life of a BI Incompetency Center

Cartoon: A BI Incompetency Center in action


Stop Confusing Me With Facts

Cartoon: I'm making a decision! Stop confusing me with facts!

 Making Strategic Decisions With Data

Cartoon: Yes, I have made a strategic decision -- to ignore the bad news


Automatic Business Intelligence

Cartoon: Our dashboards are so advanced, they automatically filter out bad news!


Don’t Be A Turkey When It Comes To Predictive Analytics

Cartoon: Turkey does predictive analytics just before thanksgiving


These Analytics Folks Think They Know Everything!

Cartoon: these analytics people think they know everything!


Is Everybody Else Doing It While You Just Watch?

Cartoon: Analytics: worried that everybody else is doing it while you just watch?


Have ERP? Thank Heavens for Analytics

analytics and ERP

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119 Replies to “Analytics Cartoons”

  1. Hi Timo

    With your permission please, I’d like to use some of your cartoons in my college classes.


  2. Hi Timo
    If it’s ok, we’d love to use a few of these cartoons for our Analytics Newsletter. They hit home!

  3. May I use the ..push this button here…cartoon in a presenttion I am doing about value analysis? Thank you.

  4. Hi Timo, may I have permission to use some of your cartoons for a BI newsletter to my team? They are smart and very apt !

  5. I would like to use some of your your cartoons in my accounting classes and in emails with faculty about the importance of developing our students skills with data analytics. Would that be OK?

  6. Timo
    I love Scott Adams and Dilbert, he clearly understands today’s business environment.
    I discovered your cartoons some time ago and I think the same about your insights with respect to ‘Big Data’.
    I have a presentation at an Exec Breakfast coming up and as I’m a bit of a maverick I would like to use your cartoons instead of text.
    I’d give full credit, would that be OK?

  7. Wonderful!! May I use them as a banner in Blackboard for my Business Data Analytics courses?

    Humor really helps when the going gets tough.

    Thanks in advance!

  8. Hi Timo,

    Love your cartoons. Any chance I could your permission to use your cartoons in internal presentations at my workplace.

  9. Hi Timo, love your work. I am presenting a conference session about innovation. May I have your permission to use a couple of cartoons in the powerpoint?

  10. Timo – I like these cartoons to help break up a presentation on predictive analytics. Could I use some of my insurance presentations? Next month, I have a presentation to insurance agents, and I’d like to use the Thanksgiving Predictive Analytics cartoon.

    Thank you.

  11. Hi Timo,
    Love your cartoons. I’d like the previous people in the thread I’d like to ask you for permission to use some of the cartoons in a workshop for the development NGO I’m working in.
    If you say yes, I’ll send you a fun cartoon back…

  12. Perfect comics for what I am blogging about! Love it. I am going to use this for my company’s blog about Data Quality Assurance and link back to you.

  13. Hi Timo,

    Love the cartoons, may I use them on a presentation I’m doing ….. also would you mind if I shared them on LinkedIn with reference to yourself and your site here ?

  14. Hi – I would like to use a couple of your cartoons within our closed internal team. Thanks in advance. Rob Usher

  15. Timo,

    I’m using the Turkey and Rhino cartoon’s in a Linkedin article explaining the “Failure Modes of Precision Marketing” . I feel these cartoon explain the analytical aspect much effectively. Thank you.

  16. Timo,

    Hello. These are spot on. May I use some of them in an internal BI newsletter that gets sent to BI users within the manufacturing company that I work for?

  17. Great stuff! I’d like to use the automatic business intelligence cartoon in a presentation if you don’t mind. Thanks in advance!

  18. Timo, I am presenting on price risk management, and would like to use your cartoon with the strategic decision to ignore bad news. Thanks in advance!

  19. Hi Timo,
    Wonderful work! With your permission, please, I would like to use the “Data Quality? Cross Your Fingers And Hope…” cartoon for a video I am doing for my company website. Thank you in advance.

      1. Timo,
        I would like to use 4 of your analytics cartoons in my academic survey to make the survey more interesting! Pls permit me do so.
        1. Data puddle
        2. Quick! Somebody find a data scientist!
        3. Preventive Maintenance Inc.
        4. ROI of finding out what you don’t know

  20. These are excellent cartoons! You are very talented and very funny!!! May I use some of your cartoons to do some presentations?

  21. Love your cartoons and love to use some of them in some presentations for my organization and a university module I teach

  22. Fantastic illustrations on what so many fail to realize. You’re illustrations are in line with what our Customer Intelligence Management platform is helping various customers get over – specifically the data lake data quality.

  23. Dear Timo,

    I really like your cartoons. With your permission I’d like to use one for a presentation (the data drill one).


  24. Timo,

    I would love to use one of your cartoons on innovation in an internal work newsletter. Is that possible?

    (Belfast N. Ireland)

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