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The chance of Donald trump being elected president…

On Thursday, 3 November the Chicago Cubs beat the Cleveland Indians to clinch the 2016 MLB World Series for  the first time in more than 100 years. On Saturday, 5 November Ireland beat the dominant New Zealand All Blacks in an international rugby match in Chicago. New Zealand have been emphatic winners in every game this…

pina colada

On data, piña coladas and dating…

“Yes, I like piña coladas and getting caught in the rain, I’m not much into health food, I am into champagne, I’ve got to meet you by tomorrow noon and cut through all this red tape, At a bar called O’Malley’s where we’ll plan our escape”  Escape (The Piña Colada Song) Rupert Holmes These days,…

data-driven

What does it mean to be data-driven?

Following on last week’s post inspired partly by Dr Barry Devlin’s article on the role of data (facts) vs intuition (emotion) in decision making. What does it mean to be data-driven? The term has been coined to describe decision making that is guided by analytics. Wikipedia defines data-driven to mean that progress in an activity…

Haz you too much data?

In data-driven blues, Dr Barry Devlin debunks a couple of common big data myths – including the myth that big data analysis means collecting and analysing all data (or even all relevant data). Barry’s article, which is well worth reading, focuses on the psychological aspects of decision making. He makes the case that intuition remains…