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Why big data has some big problems when it comes to public policy

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images<p>For all the talk about using big data and data science to solve the world’s problems — and …

3 Myths That Kill Strategic Planning

In its simplest form, strategic thinking is about deciding on which opportunities to focus your time, people, and money, and which opportunities to starve. One of history’s greatest strategic thinkers, Napoleon Bonaparte summed it up this way: “In order to concentrate superior strength in one …

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Using Big Data And Game Play To Improve Mental Fitness

<i>This article was written together with Ellen M. Martin and Melinda Speckmann.</i><p>Games have been part of human culture for millennia. It is no surprise that elements of play can be powerful digital tools to grab our attention and keep us on a path to taking care of ourselves and others.<p>Big data is …

5 Ways Data Can Help You Stay Ahead of the Game

Associate Client Analyst at Millward Brown Digital<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Data-driven marketing is no longer a mysterious buzzword or a novel business tactic. From Fortune 100 companies to nimble startups, businesses have learned how to leverage their internal …

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How to Explore Cause and Effect Like a Data Scientist

The ability to think analytically is important for any manager today. The first steps, as I’ve explained before, involve collecting data, making some simple plots, drawing basic conclusions, and planning next steps. But data do not give up their secrets easily. While we can use data to understand …

Heidegger's Marketing Secrets: What German Philosophers Know About Selling TVs

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Engage a Mentor with a Short-Term Project

Last summer my friend Rick hosted his nephew, a recent graduate from university, for two weeks as an intern in his consulting business. Under Rick’s guidance, his nephew prepared presentations, assisted in customer engagement projects, built a scheduling spreadsheet, suggested marketing …

The Logic Behind Facebook’s Recent Moves

Recently, two Princeton graduate students released a study predicting the demise of Facebook by 2017, using concepts from epidemiology. No quicker had the media reported the results of the study than numerous rebuttals were posted. A few Facebook data scientists had great fun by posting their …

Banks’ New Competitors: Starbucks, Google, and Alibaba

It took computer company Apple only five years to become America’s largest music retailer, and just seven to become the world’s largest. In 18 short months, search engine Google erased 85 percent of the market cap of the top GPS companies after launching its mobile maps app. Alibaba, China’s …

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Does Bigger Data Lead to Better Decisions?

Many scholars, from decision scientists to organizational theorists, have addressed this question from different perspectives, and the answer, as for most complex questions, is “it depends.” Big Data can lead to Big Mistakes. After all, the financial sector has been flooded with big data for …

The Big Data Boom: Is Your Company Ready?

Samsung uses it to power the content recommendation engine on its newest smart TVs. Progressive Insurance relies on it to capture driving behavior and determine customer risk profiles. LexisNexis Risk Solutions uses it to identify individuals and family relationships, thus helping financial …