Brian Tracy – “Teamwork is so important that it is virtually impossible for you to reach the heights of your capabilities or make the money that you want without becoming very good at it” Firstly, apologies, I didn’t write a blog at all last week! Anyway, on with the show. I like to think I … Continue reading Teamwork Makes The Dream Work…
At the start of every quarter here at Salt, all employees must draft a Quarterly Business Plan. This is an incredibly useful task that inspires self-analysis to create focus. Below is my introduction. It serves as a constant reminder as to why I am passionate about Data Analytics and why this is unequivocally the best … Continue reading Why Do I Specialise in Data Analytics?
John Wayne – “Tomorrow hopes we have learned something from yesterday” Above is a picture of John Wayne as Rooster Cogburn in the 1969 classic True Grit. My Grandfather (also named John) is a huge fan so any mention of John Wayne instantly sparks thoughts of the old fella. Over Christmas I was sat … Continue reading Tableau, Splunk and My Grandad
http://www.ted.com/talks/barry_schwartz_on_the_paradox_of_choice.html Another great recommendation! "Psychologist Barry Schwartz takes aim at a central tenet of western societies: freedom of choice. In Schwartz's estimation, choice has made us not freer but more paralyzed, not happier but more dissatisfied" (www.ted.com)
I am about to purchase Information is Beautiful by David McCandless (a lovely recommendation from a fellow Analytics enthusiast). He is widely regarded, and I too agree, as the artisan who has united analytics and art into the medium of Infographics; a fantastic way to visually consume data.
On Wednesday night I took a trip to the Google Campus in Shoreditch to watch some of the top fellas in the Big Data industry discuss some controversial questions.The panel included the likes of journalist Paul Bradshaw, Daniel Hulme (founder of Satalia) and Duncan Ross (Director of Data Science at Teradata). Needless to say, they … Continue reading Why Is Big Data Such A Moral Predicament?
The 3 Musketeers – “Tous pour un et un pour tous”Alexandre Dumas had the right idea about camaraderie. Now “all for one and one for all” (or in French above as I’m such a smarty pants) has become an infamous maxim.Often you will find a degree of selfishness in Recruitment, regarding ownership of client’s and … Continue reading What The 3 Musketeers Taught Me About Recruitment
Arthur C. Nielsen – “The price of light is less than the cost of darkness” Google Analytics, Omniture, Big Data, petabytes and Business Intelligence. If you understand all of these terms, I feel that you are in a good place. As Mr Nielsen eloquently points out, analytics is proving to be extremely valuable. Those select … Continue reading So You’re In Analytics? Congratulations, You’re On The Right Track