Analytics Cartoons

A gallery of some of my more popular Big Data, Analytics, Business Intelligence, and Performance Management cartoons — feel free to use these in your presentations, university courses, books etc, for free, as long as you drop me a line to let me know what you have planned (telliott at timoelliott dot com),

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Opinions Are Good. Data is Better.

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


Watch out for “Gut Feel”!

Strategic Decisions…

The Bad Data Breakup

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


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


 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


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!


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

Data lake? Bring it on!


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207 comments to “Analytics Cartoons”
  1. Hi,

    I am an 8th grade math teacher in Massachussetts. I am working with my science teacher colleagues to build an interdisciplinary math/science capstone project. We would love to use your cartoon “Opinions are good, Data is better) as part of our “Data Collection” title page. We would be handing the packet out to our students this year, and hopefully in following years as well.

    Thank you,

  2. Hi Timo,
    These cartoons are great for me , i am basketball coach , i would like to use some carton for print on paper to our player , i can ?

    thanks 🙂

  3. Hi Timo,

    I am presenting a course on Root Cause Analysis and metrics. I would like to use some of your cartoons as nice breaks between sections.

    Thanks in advance,

  4. Hi Timo,

    Great Cartoons! It is possible to use some of those in my presentations about Big Data & Analytics? Particularly “Opinions are Good… Data is better”


  5. These cartoons are great – convey compelling and instructive messages succinctly. I would like to use some of them in my class/seminars with due credit to the cartoonist and the source. Thanks. Keep it up. I look forward to interesting cartoons on not only on big data but also on related topics such as the Internet of Things, Analytics in the Cloud, Data quality,, and value of (big/small) data,

  6. Hi,

    I would like to use one or two of your cartoons in my lecture slides for a research methods in psychology class. Would that be OK? The ones I have in mind are “Opinions are good, data is better” and “Stop confusing me with the facts!”

  7. Hi Tim,
    With your permission, could I use two of your cartoons (Turkey Predictive Analysis and Bad Data Breakup) for our in-house BI sharing media please?
    Best regards

  8. Hi Timo,

    These cartoons are great and I’d love to use one or two for a short video I’m making to explain what analytics is. Is this possible?

    Many thanks!

  9. Hi,

    I liked these cartoons. would like to use some of them in my presentations.
    Thanks in advance.

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  11. Hi – love your cartoons. Could I use Opinions Are Good. Data is Better. in an internal presentation? Thank so much!

  12. Hi Timo, I am giving a presentation on Predictive Analytics and its importance. May I have the permission to use your Turkey Predictive Analysis Cartoon. I would also like to congratulate you on creating such awesome cartoon themes.

  13. Hello Tim,

    We release a quarterly business intelligence newsletter at our company. May I use your cartoons to add some humor?

    Thank you.

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  15. like it. i hope to have some for download and for maximum use during my presentations to my co-teachers

  16. Hi Tim,

    I’m currently preparing a material for a Marketing Exchange Event here in Manila. Please allow me to use some of the cartoons. Thanks!

  17. Great stuff! I would love to use one of the cartoons in an upcoming internal sales enablement newsletter with your permission.


  18. Hi Tim, Great cartoons. With your permission, can I use some of these cartoons in my presentation?


  19. Tim, these cartoons are great. Mind if I use them alongside some content for Avention Inc. about big data when posting to social media (with credit going to you, of course)?

  20. Hello Mr. Elliott. Very informative website, particularly for powerpoint novices like myself. I’m presenting at a compliance conference in Toronto on the use of data analytics in our compliance work, and would love to post some of your cartoons throughout the presentation. Would that be acceptable to you? Thanks.

  21. Hi, Liked these cartoons a lot. Would like to use few of them in our internal quarterly magazine TechTalk@KPIT. Can we have your permission?

  22. I would like to use some of your cartoons in one of our in-house workshops on BI. Please do let me know if it is ok with you.

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  25. We are developing a social analytics tool and write many articles about Big Data – I would love to be able to use your cartoons in our posts and to post them on my social media networks as needed. We will be doing an eBook and might want to use them.

    ,Having said all of this, we have a team of writers who create articles for big brands, there may come a time where they might want to use one of these cartoons – please let me know if this is ok.

    Last but not least, I may ask you to create some original cartoons for us or our clients in the future, is this something you might be interested in?



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  27. Hi Tom,

    Well Done !
    Very intersting cartoons,
    Could I use some of your cartoons in some marketing material regarding Business Intelligence ?

    Thanks in advance,


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  29. Hi Mr Elliot,

    I was formerly a Dean for the College of Computer Studies from the University of the East, Manila, Philippines. I’m being invited by a group of Information Systems students to conduct a seminar on Business Intelligence this coming April 2014. Can I seek your permission in using the cartoons during my presentation? Thank you.

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  32. Hi Tom,

    Great work, very much LOL material!

    Could I use some of your cartoons in some marketing material I’m creating around the topic of Business Intelligence for IT departments?

    Regards, Norman

  33. Hi Timo,
    great cartoons! I’m doing a presentation in the UK at a customer experience event for FS and would love to use one or two to illustrate a point. full disclosure of source will occur. Could i have your permission please?
    regards, Grant

  34. I am currently designing business inteligence courses for managers and executives. I have a chapter that focusses on Data quality and the importance there off.

    I came across this blog as I was looking for cartoons to add to my course material . I would like your permission to use these cartoons in my material.


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