Resist the temptation to assume that you are surrounded by smart people and so you need to act smart.
My path is an out of the box approach to technology, on the job technology training, and world class leadership development. I believe this program works.
I don't want to struggle to figure out ways to charge my clients 3x on an $87.50/hr software developer just to be able to provide a stable working environment for my team.
Everyone who is willing to work hard and wants to learn is welcome in my kitchen. There I hope to change a lot of people's minds about the best way to deliver technology.
Ultimately I expect to have a rather large freezer chest that will be heavily relied upon to preserve food as well as an extremely small fridge or cold box for the essentials: milk, eggs, medicine.
If the new process is big enough, say convincing an American family living in the suburbs to exist without a refrigerator, then we are talking culture change which is the hardest kind of change to effect in an organization.
If the lettuce and onions had been sitting on the counter where they belong I would have seen them yesterday and known to make a salad with balsamic pickled onions for dinner. But instead they were hiding in the back of that drawer that I never look in and I ordered a pizza.
Our mission is to be human, learn, grow, connect with our customers deeply, and work together to create business, customer, and societal value from data.
You need to choose and deliver metrics that beyond a shadow of a doubt tie employee behavior and actions to the core culture and brand of the business. Metrics that are so valuable they could be delivered by postcard and snail mail.
The data scientist is being hired to do the impossible: usher greater than 10% change in a business that very likely is not prepared to accept it.
Not knowing is true knowledge. Presuming to know is a disease. -- Lao-Tzu. Survival favors those who make evidence-based decisions and disfavors those who cling to beliefs
We live in a technology revolution, we are creating more technology faster than imaginable but we are also throwing so much of it away. The waste is staggering. Projects never see the light of day or sit on users desktops in relative obscurity because they simply do not create value.
Here are some ways to leverage data to help tell six types of stories courtesy of the D3 Data-Drive Documents library.
If you participate in Securitization markets do you have access to all the data you need? Are there technological barriers that prevent you from surveilling the market? Do you rely on active experimentation or passive reporting?
I like my technology the same way I like my food. Custom, artisanal, uncompromising and a little out of the box.
Software development in the Internet era is white water rafting. So many companies strive for software processes and methodologies that try to eliminate risk and remove any discomfort from day to day activities. We want everything to be smooth and easy; we want to come in each day to perfect organization, every plan to be conceived and executed flawlessly; our moods relaxed and even keeled. If not we must be doing something wrong. Each moment of discomfort is treated as a problem that needs to be fixed. Each chaotic ending to a sprint is due to some lack of planning or preparation.
Shouldn't the computers be doing something, like every minute of every day?
Small data connects people with meaningful insights organized to be accessible, understandable, and actionable.
I thought I was learning everything about everything. In fact I was learning how to learn. And how to fail.