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Bottom Line: I will help your business to succeed.
That may sound like bluster, but it is the truth and it is what motivates my efforts. I like to win, and I have learned that I do so best when my clients win.
Commercial Analytics (or Business Intelligence) is a field that is full of practitioners. The majority of these are capable of making pretty pictures and dashboards. They typically are good at describing what is. They are also typically good at making their clients comfortable investing in their services.
I focus on increasing my Clients' understanding of their businesses and their available opportunities.
I do this by providing unique insights into their businesses and the markets within which they operate. Straight Line Analytics builds customer loyalty by enhancing the success of it's Clients.
I am takng what I learned over a long career helping large drug-selling entities optimize their performance and am applying that to the State-Legal Cannabis marketplace.
If you are hungry for success, please contact me. I would love to help you get there. I would love to both amplify and share in your success.

Recent Postings on HI-Blog

July 25, 2017

Where to Find Terpestival Winners – Top Retail Access Points

Last Saturday, CASP (The Cannabis & Social Policy Center) put on the 3rd annual Terpestival in Seattle down in SODO. – with the help of the wonderful Lara Kaminsky and a growing rank of helpers and sponsors of this most worthy non-profit. Flower samples and concentrate samples were evaluated using a combination of the levels of key Terpenes (quantified by the more-ISO-certified-than-most Medicine Creek Analytics) and the subjective ratings of quality by a panel of knowledgeable judges (flavor/taste/effect-type quality). A number of awards were given in various categories (including a […]
July 22, 2017

Identifying Patient-Killing Frankenstein Stores: First Steps

Based on the data from the first year of Washington’s Regulated Medical Cannabis System, my assumption that the Patient Protection Act (SSB-5052) of 2015 would actually protect those Washingtonians who depend on Cannabis or Cannabinoid-containing products as part of their medicine/supplement regime was clearly wrong. See a summary of the state of the thing that our Legislators and Regulators call Medical Cannabis that I recently published on HI-Blog . I’ve spent a good deal of time pondering the reason(s) why the adoption of the regulated medical system by Patients, the […]
July 20, 2017

Active Store Count & Average per-Store Cannabis Sales

I am one of those quants that is generally cautious of the tyranny of the mean. Averages are clearly useful for understanding how normative levels change (if at all) as a function of different inputs or groupings. They also, unfortunately, often hide the interesting parts of the underlying distributions of data upon which they are based. With that caveat, and with a ridiculously surprisingly small amount of associated verbiage, I would like to present to you two similar charts summarizing retail sales over the first three years of State-legal Retail […]