Blogs

  • Reviewing the Book "Tools for Smart Thinking"

    Thursday, July 7, 2016 - 08:30
    “The logic of science is the logic of business and life” -- quote from philosopher John Stuart Mill -- is the opening salvo of Richard Nisbett's new book, "Mindware: Tools for Smart Thinking" Alas, the human species is generally not very “logic of science” friendly, hence the motivation for professor Nisbett's approachable tome to advance a clear-thinking, evidence-responsive populace. Mindware isn't the first social science book to address human weaknesses in scientific thinking. Indeed, in... [more]
  • Pentaho Data Integration Best Practices: Lookup Most Recent Record

    Wednesday, July 6, 2016 - 10:00
    What are the best practice options for looking up the “most recent record” in Pentaho? [more]
  • Pentaho Data Integration Best Practices: Lookup Optimization

    Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 09:00
    A common issue we find in processes created by novice users is either the misuse or inefficient configuration of these data lookup steps. [more]
  • Data, Algorithms – and Designs

    Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 09:45
    I came across an interesting read the other day surfing my digital The Economist . The article summarizes an academic paper by three foreign professors entitled "Directors as Connectors: The Impact of the External Networks of Directors on Firms" . The paper's point of departure is that in the U.S., the external networks of a company's board of directors significantly impact firm value and decisions. The authors hypothesize that such relationships drive business in proportion... [more]
  • Expedient Self-Service: Expectations and Instant Gratification in a Sharing Economy

    Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 10:30
    Citizen data scientists want it all, and they want it now. Analytics teams need to build the infrastructure to support this. [more]
  • Pounded by Paula at Strata + Hadoop World

    Thursday, April 7, 2016 - 08:45
    Our #1 session at Strata? Paula Poundstone's tech takedown and rip on the Data Science crowd. Read on. [more]
  • Inquidia Reflex: Standards and Best Practices for Pentaho Data Integration

    Wednesday, April 6, 2016 - 11:15
    Like Pentaho? See what we've built for development standards with our decade of Pentaho Data Integration experience. [more]
  • Lessons From Strata Tuesday

    Wednesday, March 30, 2016 - 08:15
    This year I decided to do an all-day, hands-on session tutorial Tuesday, the choices a tough call between PyData and R. [more]
  • Books To Love: 'Regression Modeling Strategies, Second Edition'

    Friday, February 19, 2016 - 09:00
    One of the perks of being an Information Management blogger is that I'm often invited to review a book or attend a seminar/conference gratis, the quid pro quo being that I write an article on my reactions. Ok, truth be told, I'm able to ask for a gratis conference or book in exchange for a blog as a consequence of my IM affiliation. I was recently the beneficiary of a copy Regression Modeling Strategies Second... [more]
  • The Rise of Enterprise Analytics

    Wednesday, January 27, 2016 - 15:00
    Take a look at the five trends that bringing an end to Enterprise BI, and what's taking it's place. [more]

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