Ever notice that the hockey stick and the long tail are the same data looked inversely?

Most every entrepreneur “wants” to show the growth chart as a “hockey stick”. They also in the initial days show their revenue adoption as a “long tail”.

Take the same data and pivot the table to show they are both really the same visualization. Flip the long tail on its X axis and you get the hockey stick.

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