Quality in many forms is something we all seek—quality products and services (whether we are offering them or consuming them), quality experiences, quality time, and quality of life. To achieve any of these in any measure we have to make decisions, and for those to be good decisions we need good information. What makes “good” information?
Good science and speaking its language with some level of proficiency, is required to derive value from the growing volume and complexity of data we continue to amass. May we all learn, at some level, the language of science so we can make more informed decisions, best utilize scarce resources and compel better actions.
What do I mean by “analytic workbench?” Basically, the compute-resource environment with which data analysis takes place. All of us deal with data at some level, and all of us can benefit from making sense of our data more efficiently and effectively. See if there are opportunities to make the analytic workbenches in your organization more productive.
A series of examples highlighting the cross-pollination of analytical methods and ideas. Diversity fuels innovation. The joke about the physicist, chemist, and statistician also suggests that at times diversity impedes progress: These three scientists are called to a room where they see a fire in the wastebasket. The physicist says, “I know what to do! [...]