We have worked with Tableau Software for more than a decade. Christian Chabot, a co-founder along with Chris Stolte and Pat Hanrahan, recently shared these insights with us for anyone unfamiliar with the company.
What we do
Our mission is to help people see and understand data. These words drive everything we do. Our products are transforming the way people use data to solve problems.
Focus on smart
We set out to solve one of the most challenging problems in software – to make data understandable to the ordinary person. Our philosophy when it comes to data is revolutionary. We want to liberate data, empower people and design our software with the user in mind.
Why we succeed
We believe in our mission. It is core to who we are and how we run Tableau. Data drives what we do.
What would surprise someone about Tableau
No one on our management team had ever served on a management team before.
A quote that inspires us
“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better… The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.” – Theodore Roosevelt