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Why You Need To Understand The Limitations Of Big Data - BI Insight

As is often the case with over-hyped buzzwords, big data’s reputation in the enterprise sector tends to be more than a little inflated. To hear some …

Top 10 Data Mining Algorithms, Demystified - BI Insight

Today, I’m going to explain in plain English the top 10 most influential data mining algorithms as voted on by 3 separate panels in this survey …

Classifying text with bag-of-words: a tutorial

There is a Kaggle training competition where you attempt to classify text, specifically movie reviews. No other data - this is a perfect opportunity …

Machine Learning

Power Up Excel with 10 Add-Ins to Process, Analyze & Visualize Data Like a Pro

Advertisement<p>Vanilla Excel is powerful Mini Excel Tutorial: Use Boolean Logic to Process Complex Data Mini Excel Tutorial: Use Boolean Logic to …

Paul Ford: What Is Code? | Bloomberg

Remember Netscape, the first huge commercial Web browser? In 1995, as Java was blooming, Netscape was resolving a problem. It displayed Web pages …

JavaScript

Fast-Track, On-Demand, No-Fee Program to Become a Data Scientist

We have re-designed our online, accelerated data science apprenticeship: it is now available to anyone, at no cost, with no restrictions, and does …

Data Science

Thoughts On All The Recent Power BI/SQL Server 2016 BI/Excel 2016 News

The last few weeks have seen more Microsoft BI-related announcements in a short time than I can ever remember before. Some of them I’ve blogged …

Power BI

How To Ask The Big Data Questions That Matter - BI Insight

Big Data can tell businesses so much about themselves, their customers and clients that it has the potential to add a great deal of value to any …

Customers

A Leader’s Guide to Data Analytics: A working knowledge of data science can help you lead with confidence.

Florian Zettelmeyer, a professor of marketing and director of the program on data analytics at the Kellogg School, explains why every business leader …

working knowledge

The data science ecosystem, part 3: Data applications

Remember that quote I started part two with? About data scientists wanting better tools for wrangling so they could work on the "sexy stuff"? Well, …

Big Data

How Do You Tell a Dataviz Expert From an Amateur?

You need to make a chart for your bosses. It needs to be just right: it has to communicate the message correctly in order to get your bosses to make …

Data Visualization
Psychology

10 Ways to Spark Creativity in the Workplace

Creativity isn't just for "creatives." Rather, it’s a mental tool prized by employers across all fields. Many believe it’s the key to business …

How Facebook and Twitter built the best employee training programs in Silicon Valley

Training employees and managers is essential at any company but particularly for startups. Yet many avoid it because it seems too hard or expensive.<p>“A lot of companies think their employees are so smart that they require no training,” Andreessen Horowitz co-founder Ben Horowitz writes in his recent …

Silicon Valley

Use a Task Map to Improve Your Team’s Performance

If you’ve noticed your team is functioning unevenly and its esprit de corps isn’t what you’d hoped, it’s time for you to ask yourself whether your people are deployed optimally.<p>Employees’ skills and interests can evolve over time, as can the goals of your group, so misalignment can happen without …

How to Make Yourself Work When You Just Don’t Want To

There’s that project you’ve left on the backburner – the one with the deadline that’s growing uncomfortably near. And there’s the client whose phone call you really should return – the one that does nothing but complain and eat up your valuable time. Wait, weren’t you going to try to go to the gym …

The Four Secrets to Employee Engagement

How did you feel about coming to work this morning?<p>I’m sure many factors influenced whether you felt like digging right in, but one of the most significant was almost surely your boss.<p>It seems obvious: Direct supervisors who set their teams up for success, observe them in action, ask for feedback, …

Gossip and the Founding Fathers

(Photo: david__jones)<p>In light of our recent podcast “Everybody Gossips (and That’s a Good Thing),” we heard from <b>David Head</b>, an assistant professor of …

Meditating on Those Sunk Costs

(Photo: Balint Földesi)<p>The sunk-cost fallacy leads to all sorts of poor decision-making — like staying too long at a bad job or refusing to drop out …

The Case for Hiring “Outlier” Employees

A few months ago, software giant SAP announced plans to hire 650 new employees with autism.<p>Yes, autism—even though people on what’s known as the “autism spectrum” are often seen as unemployable. They typically have trouble interacting with others and tend to engage in repetitive behaviors. Only 15% …

To Use Technology Effectively, Ask the Tough Questions

Over the years I’ve talked with hundreds of managers about the reasons for complexity in their organizations — and in almost all cases they cite “technology” as one of the main culprits. But in the next breath, they also acknowledge that technology has revolutionized the way they work, increased …

Hiring and Big Data: Those Who Could Be Left Behind

Recruiters, HR managers, and investors have always sought better ways of identifying who fits and has potential, and how to allocate opportunities to them. Big data holds the promise of not only vastly improved efficiencies but also bringing greater objectivity to our very unconsciously biased …

Understanding Marissa Mayer's Huge About-Face On Yahoo Layoffs

It’s difficult to discuss Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer without talking in terms of perception versus reality. Throughout her career, Mayer has done an artful job of managing the former, as a new profile by Vanity Fair’s Bethany McLean reminds us.<p>During her years at Google, Mayer, whether by design or …

How Big Data Will Revolutionize Human Resources

<b>PARIS</b> — After having crept into the realms of marketing and commerce, big data is now penetrating human resources.<p>Big data — the term for a …

Human Resources

Big Data Demands Big Context

When Microsoft built Windows 8, its goal was to move beyond operating-system conventions that were based on outdated user-behavior assumptions and create an OS for the way people really use computers today.<p>Microsoft’s engineers discovered that people were doing less of the time-consuming writing …

The Act of Choosing a Treatment May Boost Its Effect on You

For people who have a need to feel in control, making a choice about health treatments strengthens their chosen treatment’s psychological component, says a team led by Andrew L. Geers of the University of Toledo in Ohio. For example, people who put a hand in ice water for 75 seconds reported less …