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The Ultimate Learning Path to Becoming a Data Scientist in 2018

Introduction<p>So you’ve taken the plunge. You want to become a data scientist. But where to begin? There are far too many resources out there. How do …

Data Science

'The Antichrist personified': 'Open warfare' and antipathy toward Clinton is reportedly fueling the FBI leaks

A current FBI agent, speaking to The Guardian in a story published Thursday, perhaps put it most bluntly.<p>Clinton is "the Antichrist personified to a large swath of FBI personnel," they said. "The reason why they're leaking is they're pro-Trump."<p>Over the past week, unnamed FBI sources have leaked …

Donald Trump
Crime

A man who retired at 34 shares his best advice for people seeking financial independence

The 34-year-old software developer and blogger behind the Mad Fientist— who doesn't use his last name online for privacy reasons — had been planning and saving to retire early for years.<p>"I'd never been a spender," Brandon, who saved and invested about 70% of his take-home pay, told Business …

Personal Finance
Dow Jones
Dow Jones

101 of the Most Fantastic Interactive Infographics You’ll Love

If you have a ton of data and you want to tell a good story, interactive infographics are a fantastic tool. They entice your audience to explore the …

Data Visualization
Obama Administration

I thought it's now or never, says student who came out as non-binary to Obama

Maria Munir says ‘the blood ran cold’ after picking up the microphone at Q&A, but parents’ response has been positive<p>The parents of a student who came out to Barack Obama as non-binary have reacted positively, the student has said.<p>Maria Munir, 20, a politics and international relations student from …

LGBTQI

Microsoft sues US government over 'unconstitutional' cloud data searches

'People do not give up their rights when they move their private information from physical storage to the cloud.'<p>A major tech company and the US government are at odds once again. Microsoft has filed a lawsuit against the Justice Department, claiming that it's "unconstitutional" to force the …

Surveillance

The GOP is in complete panic mode as it looks for every possible option to stop Donald Trump

On the heels of Trump's win in seven of the 11 Republican nominating states on Tuesday, many Republicans increasingly believe that the best option for thwarting the real-estate mogul may be in the form of a contested convention.<p>This requires the collective field of candidates to secure enough of …

Government
Analytics

The 13 worst money habits of 20-somethings — and how to fix them

Saving for retirement or financial goals may be the last thing on your mind as a 20-something — but when it comes to managing money, your 20s are a critical decade.<p>Time is on your side when you're young, and a head start in saving and investing could set you up for a wealthy future.<p>To get on the …

Personal Finance

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10 New Features Worth Exploring in SQL Server 2016

There is a lot of buzz around SQL Server 2016. It will not be too long until SQL Server 2016 will be fully baked and ready for shipping. As always …

SQL Servers
Government

How This Small Business Is Tackling Poverty And Paying Its Employees Twice The Minimum Wage

This Pennsylvania-based business says that the minimum wage in the state is a “poverty wage.” Instead, they’re opting to pay their employees nearly twice that.<p>The Lancaster Food Company was started last year by Charlie Crystle and Craig Lauer, an entrepreneur and a foodie, respectively. They sell …

Entrepreneurship

Learn About The Internet Of Things With This Interactive Visualisation

If you're still trying to wrap your head around what the "Internet of Things" is, this data visualisation makes things easy to understand and is fun …

Internet of Things
Machine Learning

The Top 10 Ways I Am Teaching My Kid Financial Literacy

As of December 2014, the average U.S. household owes over $15,000 in credit card debt. That figure only applies to those debts which have actually been reported to collection agencies. The average U.S. household that is not indebted actually owes over $7,200 on their credit card. This doesn’t even …

Personal Finance

Assessing and Comparing Classifier Performance with ROC Curves

By onNovember 26, 2014 in Machine Learning Process<p>The most commonly reported measure of classifier performance is accuracy: the percent of correct …

Machine Learning

From Data to Operationalized ML in 60 Minutes!

<i>This blog post was co-authored by</i> <i>Debi Mishra</i><i>,</i> <i>Jacob Spoelstra</i> <i>and</i> <i>Dmitry Pechyony</i> <i>of the Information Management & Machine Learning team at …

An Exercise to Become a More Powerful Listener

Listening is often considered the softest of the soft skills. So the idea of being a <i>powerful</i> listener can seem like an oxymoron. And yet, my work with executives has taught me that when they really listen to discover what is essential, the impact can be astonishing. It’s one of the most important …

30 Years Ago Warren Buffett Gave Away The Secret To Good Investing And Correctly Predicted No One Would Listen

In a speech at Columbia Business School, later adapted into an essay, Buffett introduced what he called, "The Superinvestors of Graham-and-Doddsville."<p>Buffett writes:<p><b>"The common intellectual theme of the investors from Graham-and-Doddsville is this: they search for discrepancies between the value</b> …

Investing

Top 5 Business Longreads Now Free at the New Yorker's Archives

<i>The New Yorker</i> lifted its paywall this week, making its vast trove of magazine articles available -- for a limited time only. This fall, after overhauling its website, the magazine will introduce a new, metered paywall. But until then you can check out any of the articles published since 2007. …

Bill Gates

3 Tricky Interview Questions One CEO Always Asks

The New York Times' Adam Bryant recently interviewed Brad Jefferson, CEO of Animoto, a video slide show service, about leadership, management, and hiring.<p>In that interview, Jefferson shared the three questions he always asks job candidates, along with his reasoning for asking each one:<p>"I always ask …

Employment

Here Are Some Horrific Projections For Anybody Who Expects To Pay For College Some Day

It's no secret that college tuition and textbook inflation is just out of control.<p>Expensive as it seems now though, the picture is only expected to get scarier, according to a new report from Michael Conrath and his team at JP Morgan Funds.<p>This chart shows that future college costs are expected to …

College & University

Mobile, Social, And Big Data — The Intersection Of The Internet's Three Defining Trends

The advent of smartphone-based computing had led to much more internet-based activity, as well as new opportunities to collect location data. The consumer stampede into social media means that the tastes, preferences, and frustrations of billions are shared online.<p>In a couple of <b>recent reports</b> from</b> …

Big Data

How to Execute a 15-Word Strategy Statement

There is no shortage of stories and anecdotes to illustrate how the best strategies can nearly always be reduced down to a brief but powerful statement and even more ink has been spilled describing the dangers of strategy statements that read like detailed action plans.<p>But how do you go about …

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 …