Business analysts and their enablers are a fascinating bunch, to generalize extravagantly. In your first two minutes with one, you might recognize the tiny sparks of brilliance on an otherwise ordinary appearance. Keep watching, and you might see those sparks ignite nearby fuel. Look again, and your analysts again appear ordinary. They want what everyone […]
analysis & methods
The get “smart” these days, city leaders usually beef themselves up with a network of sensors. They become a city of things, wired and tuned. Unfortunately, that alone doesn’t make a city a nice place to be. For that, you also need wabi-sabi. It’s a Japanese thing, and like so much of Japanese culture that […]
Veteran education director and instructor in the data industry Dave Wells opines on data literacy.
Qlik’s director of data literacy Jordan Morrow saw validation of his program soon after he took the job: His new series of online modules, he reports, rose to four of the top 10 downloads within the first couple of months. None of the modules were easy. Being on subjects like basic statistics, they sure weren’t […]
Hillary Clinton’s data analysis failed her — even with the help of Barack Obama’s 2008 data cruncher. The problem, says a Democratic pollster, wasn’t in how they crunched the data. The problem was the data they ignored — with a result that’s rarely so clear in business. Democratic pollster and strategist Stanley Greenberg explained in […]