I’ve been getting those context-driven LinkedIn job listings. This one for an analyst at Jupiter caught my eye. I remember one of my first IT bosses telling me that analysts are product managers who aren’t good enough to bring products to market. Since then I’ve met some very smart analysts so I don’t entirely buy into the stereotype. But it is amazing that you can pay thousands of dollars for a report that contains bad grammar and spelling, poorly thought out arguments, and questionable numbers. Again, more the exception than the rule, but it makes me curious about the job market for analysts.