Irwin Greenberg (http://clicks.robertgenn.com/irwin-greenberg.php) apparently said:
“Find the artists who are on your wavelength and continuously increase that list. Learn from the masters, learn from artists alive today whether it's someone you may never meet in person or it’s a close artist friend.
Visit museums and galleries, buy books and magazines, take classes.
Embrace the life of a student, no matter your age or ability, and you will become a better artist”.
[Courtesy: Ray Frisken: firstname.lastname@example.org]
What's it got to do with us? Substitute 'analyst' for 'artist' and substitute 'Go to conferences and workshops' for 'Visit museums and galleries' :-)