Author Archives: Ray Rivera
Big data is accompanying a major shift of control in business organizations and society. The magnitude of both is arousing a lot of uneasiness, and even bullying.
Connecting HR to corporate strategy is not so much a matter of coming up with colorful stories or innovative HR metrics as it is determining the right model of how your organization achieves competitive advantage.
What happens in the next 3-5 years will likely determine whether data science emerges as a classic or disappears as a fad. The ability to go beyond data manipulation and solve real business problems, manage the economy of data, and create a lot of committed consumers will have big influences on the outcome.
Data science currently has much more in common with management fads than actual science. Consequently, business users are paying premium prices to have gurus separate them from their data.
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 a group was drawing to a close in the early 1970′s, they coolly concluded that “it was [...]
“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 restricted to one-half hour per day (or a full hour for PBS programs). The reasoning was simple: television makes people stupid, whether by [...]