Losing Big with Big Data

I help companies use big data to work better.  I love what I do and I love seeing companies and people succeed with big data. That said, I’ve seen my fair share of companies (and people) lose with big data too. Most of these ‘losses’ aren’t due to bad data or poor usage of analytical […]

Links for July 7 2011

Standard & Poor’s Downgrade: How Debt Has Defined Human History by David Graeber on Speakeasy – WSJ Quote: Instead of setting up great overarching institutions designed to protect debtors, we created institutions like the S&P or IMF, essentially, designed instead to protect creditors. It has become increasingly apparent that the system simply doesn’t work. As […]

Are you ready to accept failure?

Are you ready to accept failure?  Can you live with yourself if you don’t succeed? When I was growing up, winning was a big thing.  You won or lost. You won at sports.  You succeeded at school.  Or you didn’t.  There wasn’t anything good about losing…no ‘participation’ trophies…no recognition for losing. Succeeding and winning was […]