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Why Big Data Is Getting The Bully Treatment

In the popular middle-grade novel, Blubber, author Judy Blume relates a truly heartbreaking story of a group of bored fifth graders suddenly taking to tormenting one of the girls in their class.
Human Capital and Corporate Strategy

Human Capital and Corporate Strategy

“So why should this organization invest in human capital?” Over the past two decades, HR executives and corporate strategists have been engaging more deeply. Yet when the conversation reaches the…
What Data Science Can Do To Become A Classic

What Data Science Can Do To Become A Classic

When I wrote “Data Science: Buyer Beware,” I was certainly not expecting a spirited, standing ovation, as would follow a Scriabin performance by Vladimir Horowitz. Despite presenting a sharply contrarian view, I…
Data Science: Buyer Beware

Data Science: Buyer Beware

Any field of study followed by the word “science”, so goes the old wheeze, is not really a science, including computer science, climate science, police science, and investment science. And then…
Classic Rock, Analytics, And The On-Premise/Cloud Debate

Classic Rock, Analytics, And The On-Premise/Cloud Debate

Only the Velvet Underground could provide such bare contrasts between their world of lacerating noise and squalid cityscapes, and many of their peer musicians’ worlds of rainbows and escapist indulgences. Yet even as the Velvet Underground’s career as…
Do Analytics Make Us Smart Or Stupid?

Do Analytics Make Us Smart Or Stupid?

“If television’s a babysitter, the Internet’s a drunk librarian who won’t shut up” -Dorothy Gambrill, Cat and Girl, 2005 As a youth I lived in a strict house, where television viewing was…