Text analytics has grown up. Text can be used in predictive models, revealing insights that you could not get from structured data alone. We will show you two real-world examples. Setting the stage for more in-depth analyses, new descriptive methods can give you a very detailed lay of the land (and some highly attractive materials for your presentations). These now go far beyond the blocks packed with words or “wordles” that have commonly been used to exemplify what you can do with text. The material follows cutting-edge discoveries discussed in Steven Struhl’s upcoming book, Practical Text Analytics, from publisher Kogan Page.