On software tooling

Update: See HN comments for this article.

A company is not data-driven by using a BI tool.

A data-science team is not agile by using a ticketing system.

A study is not useful by presenting results in a fancy tool.

Using modern software does not imply intrinsic value.

A company can be data-driven just with a pen and paper.

A data-science team can be highly-performant just with a whiteboard.

A study can be impactful if presented just in a notepad.

What counts is the underlying hard-work, the focus on stuff that matters, and courage to make a decision.