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5 Creative Ideas To Make Your Job Application Stand Out

In 2009 I went through a career change. I was shifting from hospitality to event management and concurrently moving back to Europe. While I was eager to commence a new path in a different industry, I also wanted to start my own business — something I could do in my free time and manage from …

How To Ask For A Raise — And Actually Get It

Illustrated by Daniel Koppich.<p>Renise Alexander, a 26-year-old sales associate in Virginia, was convinced she deserved a pay bump after achieving her …

Employment

How Location Analytics Will Transform Retail

Any company building an online presence wouldn’t think twice about the need for sophisticated web analytics. In fact, 98% of IR500 retailers use some form of web analytics. It’s become an essential tool for understanding online customer behaviors and driving site improvement efforts.<p>Despite its …

10 Kinds of Stories to Tell with Data

For almost a decade I have heard that good quantitative analysts can “tell a story with data.” Narrative is—along with visual analytics—an important way to communicate analytical results to non-analytical people. Very few people would question the value of such stories, but just knowing that they …

Three Questions to Advance Your Career

In most organizations, professionals who want to move up get lots of feedback. Did you hit your numbers? Make your budget? How did you perform in managing a major project? Many companies provide you with so-called 360-degree feedback based on anonymous surveys from your boss, peers, and direct …

Visual Business Intelligence – The Scourge of Unnecessary Complexity

One of the mottos of my work is “eloquence through simplicity:” eloquence of communication through simplicity of design. Simple should not be …

Data Visualization

ŷhat | 10 Books for Data Enthusiasts

Synopsis<p>An overview of machine learning and the key algorithms in use today. Each chapter outlines a problem, defines an approach to solving it using …

Using Data to Demystify Data Science

While the phrase data scientist may be growing exponentially in its usage, and the number of data scientists job requisitions following a similar …

Data Science

Use Your Data to Get a Holistic View of the Customer

A few years ago, at LiveNation Entertainment we were accumulating a lot of data from consumers but weren’t doing much with it—and we weren’t sure what <i>could</i> be done with it (a pretty common situation for companies these days).<p>After thinking about the data strategically, we figured out ways to put it …

The phenomenal northern lights – in pictures

Photographer and tour guide Andy Keen has spent 6,000 hours photographing the northern lights. Here's a taster of some of the 150,000 shots he's amassed. These were taken in Norway and Lapland

Banking on Big Data and Analytics

<b>Banks are increasingly embracing big data and analytics, serving as a bellwether for consumer-facing industries eager to create a single view of each</b> …

BigML says its machine learning tech makes data science easy

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. — When data scientists talk about their work, it isn’t always easy to understand. At the same time, many big data startups are trying to make the technology seem simple.<p>For BigML, machine learning — a common element of data science — can be a basic two-step process: making …

Trifacta Raises $12M For Platform That Uses Human And Machine Interactions To Prepare Data For Analysis

Trifacta, a platform to prepare data for analysis, has closed a $12 million Series B round led by Greylock Partners and Accel Partners. The company has now raised a total of $16.3 million.<p>In an email interview, CEO and Co-Founder Joe Hellerstein said the company’s platform is designed for business …

Priceonomics Dumps Price Guides To Marry Its True Love, Blogging (And Data Crawling)

Stop what you’re doing and read “Diamonds Are Bullshit” or “What Happens To Stolen Bicycles?“. This is content marketing, and Priceonomics is very good at it. So good that today the Y Combinator startup announced it’s pivoting from price guides to blogging, or more accurately, the web scraping and …