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Competitive Intelligence/Analysis

It’s strange how today’s the first day I realise how closely related competitive intelligence is to so much of what I’ve been doing and thinking and writing about in the fields of data analysis *slash* business analysis *slash *  business intelligence *slash* data science etc. This discipline even has a professional […]

kottke.org/

I haven’t been to the kottke.org page for a while (like in five years) and was serendipitously reintroduced to it through Marginal Revolution on CK Chesterton’s essay on success (and its associated BS). Talk about coincidence. Glad to see it’s still standing and well worth a read.

The Case for Modelling

Last week I wrote about the need for experimentation over models. Models are generally too abstract and far afield from reality that it’s hard to get any accurate answers. If you want to find out if an intervention works, try it. Do experiments on it. Carry out pilot projects and […]

Big Data and Personality

Andrew McAfee posted about a very intriguing study on personality, gender and age in their relation to language. In essence, what the study did was to look at the correlation of people’s Facebook statuses and their personality, gender, and age. You’ll know why I say it’s intriguing when you take […]