The Dichotomy of Data Access and Data Privacy


In order to use data within your business, you must first collect that data. Seems simple enough right?  You capture some data, store it somewhere and the use that data at a later time in your analysis. What about data privacy concerns? Where are you collecting your data? How are you protecting that data?  Are […]

Foto Friday – Sunrise on Isle of Palms

isle of palms sunrise

This is a sunrise from our trip to Isle of Palms last year.  Tons of color. Captured with Canon 7D Mark II and Canon 17-40 L.

Big Data + Big Analytics = Big Insights

Big Data + Big Analytics = Big Insights

In “Big Data, Big Analytics and You”, I wrote: “Big data is obviously important to most organizations. There’s plenty of data out there and even more data being generated every day. But big analytics is just as important. Without the ability to analyze the data you have at the speed and scale it is being […]

Foto Friday – Towhee in the tree


Captured with Canon 7D Mark II and Canon 100-400 L Mark II handheld.

Is Big Data Worth It?


I just read an article titled “Marketers: Is Big Data Worth It?” In the article, the author, Larisa Bedgood, does a very good job of addressing the question of whether big data is important for organizations to focus on.  The author rites that: The moral of the story? It’s about the data, or rather the insights derived from […]

Big Data, Big Analytics and You


Big data has been a popular topic over the last few years.  Many organizations have been studying big data systems and processes as well as the science behind capturing, storing, analyzing and using large amounts of data within their businesses. Many organizations that I’ve worked with over the years have done a very thorough job […]

Foto Friday – Polar Bear Giving me the ‘look’


Captured this Polar Bear at the Albuquerque Zoo with a Canon 7D Mark II and Canon 100-400 L Mark II handheld.

Foto Friday – Texture…A landscape from White Sands National Monument


This is an ‘abstract’ from our trip to White Sands National Monument. It kind of breaks a lot of riles of photography, but I like it nonetheless.

More isn’t always better


More is always better right? More feedback from clients can help you improve your service.  More money can help you build better products and teams. More data can help you make better decisions.  More resolution can make your photos better. More is always better isn’t it? Well. No. More isn’t always better. Seth Godin recently said […]

Normalcy Bias and You

Normalcy Bias

If you aren’t familiar with the term “normalcy bias”, here’s a quick definition: Normalcy bias is…the phenomenon of disbelieving one’s situation when faced with grave and imminent danger and/or catastrophe. As in overfocusing on the actual phenomenon instead of taking evasive action, a state of paralysis. Another way to think about normalcy bias is the […]