People often say that if you work hard and apply yourself, you’ll succeed. But lets be realistic….that isn’t always true, especially because everybody has a different definition of ‘succeed.’ Sure, you can work hard and apply yourself and become better than you were, but it doesn’t mean you’ll become the ‘best’ at something. That’s … Read more Can you really win if you aren’t the best?
Every so often I run across a story that leaves me in awe. A story out of Scotland about a photography who has spent years trying to make the ‘perfect’ picture is one of those stories. In “A Perfect Photo of a Kingfisher, 720K Pictures in the Making“, the story of Alan McFadyen’s attempt to … Read more Perfect Takes Work
When you read about big data and/or data analytics projects and systems, it is rare that you also read bout communicating the outcome of those projects. Without the ability to communicate the results of any analysis to the broader business, most big data / analytics projects are doomed to mediocrity…or even failure. The quantitative mind … Read more To have a great analytics culture, you need a great communications culture
I’m currently reading Brett Steenbarger’s “Trading Psychology 2.0: From Best Practices to Best Processes.” I’m a fan of Dr. Steenbarger’s work and bought his new book as soon as it was released. While this book is targeted at traders and investors, there’s a great deal of knowledge that can be gleaned from it that can be … Read more Best practices aren’t enough
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 … Read more The Dichotomy of Data Access and Data Privacy
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 … Read more More isn’t always better