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An Introduction to Data-Driven Decisions for Managers Who Don’t Like Math

Not a week goes by without us publishing something here at HBR about the value of data in business. Big data, small data, internal, external, experimental, observational — everywhere we look, information is being captured, quantified, and used to make business decisions.<p>Not everyone needs to become …

A Very Short History Of Data Science

The story of how data scientists became sexy is mostly the story of the coupling of the mature discipline of statistics with a very young one–computer science. The term “Data Science” has emerged only recently to specifically designate a new profession that is expected to make sense of the vast …

Seven Questions to Ask Your Data Geeks

Using data to manage is nothing new. But using big data to manage IS new, offering unprecedented challenges, opportunity, and risk. Senior executives need to learn and learn quickly. They must be prepared to ask penetrating questions when their data scientists bring them a new idea. Those who ask …

Five Roles You Need on Your Big Data Team

While many companies obsess about how to turn their data into value, we find they spend too much time on the “data” and not enough time on the “people” side of the equation.<p>Getting the people side of the equation right, however, is not just about hiring the best talent (though that’s important, of …

Are You Data Driven? Take a Hard Look in the Mirror.

The term “data driven” is penetrating the lexicon ever more deeply these days. Data Driven was the title of my latest book, and recent academic work shows that companies that regard themselves as “data driven,” are measurably more profitable than those that aren’t. So becoming data-driven is …

What Is Big Data?

Big data is new and “ginormous” and scary –very, very scary. No, wait. Big data is just another name for the same old data marketers have always used, and it’s not all <i>that</i> big, and it’s something we should be embracing, not fearing. No, hold on. That’s not it, either. What I meant to say is that …

Think Big Data Is All Hype? You’re Not Alone.

When a phrase enters the tech industry lexicon in a big way, and has a good way of crystallizing a seemingly overarching trend, it’s usually not long …

Big Data

3 Key Traits Of An Analytics Director

<b>This blog is part of</b> <b>Aryng</b><b>’s analytics tips series for executives: CMO, Chief Product Officer, and CEO</b><p>One of my CEO friends is extremely disappointed with analytics. Not one to let such a feeling (about analytics) slide, I discovered that he had hired a chief data scientist about 18 months ago with …