Book Review: People Analytics by Ben Waber

Collaboration is a 21st century buzz word. Ben Waber uses science to prove how collaboration adds significantly to a company's bottom line.   If I told you that “changing how people spent 15 minutes of their day” could yield $15 million in profit, would you believe me?   You should because Ben Waber et al. … Continue reading Book Review: People Analytics by Ben Waber

Big Data is changing the way real estate agents work

WSJ reports how several real estate data firms are finding information on when home-owners want to sell and how to find prospective buyers. Home owners who want to sell are targeted by online advertisements. Mr. Hoefling, the 50-year-old owner of an office-furniture resale company, had been targeted for the ad—along with 1,500 others in California’s Silicon … Continue reading Big Data is changing the way real estate agents work

The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail — but Some Don’t by Nate Silver

There is a tendency in our planning to confuse the unfamiliar with the improbable. The contingency we have not considered seriously looks strange; what looks strange is thought improbable; what is improbable need not be considered seriously. --Thomas Schelling (419) Nate Silver’s award winning book The Signal and the Noise enlightens us to our many biases … Continue reading The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail — but Some Don’t by Nate Silver