Add this book to bookshelf
Grey 902feb64d8b6d481ab8ddda06fbebbba4c95dfa9b7936a7beeb197266cd8b846
Write a new comment Default profile 50px
Grey 902feb64d8b6d481ab8ddda06fbebbba4c95dfa9b7936a7beeb197266cd8b846
Spinner ae25b23ec1304e55286f349b58b08b50e88aad5748913a7eb729246ffefa31c9
What Every Manager Should Know About Big Data and Data Science - cover

What Every Manager Should Know About Big Data and Data Science

Lars Nielsen, Noreen Burlingame, Robert Masters

Publisher: New Street Communications, LLC

  • 0
  • 0
  • 0

Summary

Includes vital coverage of how to avoid common pitfalls when first introducing Data Science to the enterprise. 
The need for precise, actionable, reliable, real-time Business Intelligence (BI) lies at the heart of the role of Big Data in modern commerce. In turn, the art of “Data Science” lies at the nexus of Big Data and BI, providing the essential methods by which BI can be extracted from Big Data's great black mass of constantly flowing, unstructured information. 
This combination has a created a new profession: an elite and specialized class of highly-compensated professionals specially skilled at data cleaning, analysis, and visualization. We call them Data Scientists, and their evolving role in the organization is one about which managers must have a clear understanding. 
As shown in What Every Manager Should Know About Big Data and Data Science, integrating data scientists (and the general practice of Data Science) into the organization is often a delicate process involving the redefinition of traditional roles within the enterprise as well as dealing with issues of territoriality amongst peers. 
To accomplish this task, managers need a firm knowledge of the what and whys of Data Science, the specific BI needs it is uniquely positioned to service, and the procsses by which it functions. 
Such is the knowledge this important book provides.

Who read this book also read:

  • Abundance On Demand - Five Easy Steps to Master The Inner Game of Money - cover

    Abundance On Demand - Five Easy...

    Colette Streicher

    • 0
    • 1
    • 0
    You may have been wondering for years what has been blocking you from making the quantum leap in your dream business, or realizing the life of freedom and fulfillment you are really after. There is a good chance that you are not lazy or unlucky. The culprit may be your blueprint. If your blueprint is preparing all your decisions, and decisions are at the core of success, then it is logical to assume that your blueprint about money, success, and abundance, has been sabotaging the fulfilment of your dream. 
    To achieve a life of joy, fulfillment, freedom to be, and do whatever you want, when you want, all while having financial security and making a difference, you have to pay more attention to your inner world. The inner game of money, success, and abundance holds the key to your happiness. 
    This book will give you the double key to transforming your blueprint in a way that will automatically lead you to success, instead of failure. It will allow you to make every unconscious decision to support your dream, instead of sabotaging it, and will help you feel far more empowered beyond what you have ever felt.
    Show book
  • Forex Trading Making Pip By Pip - cover

    Forex Trading Making Pip By Pip

    Speedy Publishing

    • 0
    • 3
    • 0
    Expert and amateur investors can both benefit from the Forex trading strategy. Having access to 24 hour information and trading schedules gives investors knowledge and insight to make trades throughout the day. The site offers loads of information and links for further research. Foreign currencies have long been a hot trading platform for serious investors and now their strategies are available to everyone. A free trial account allows traders to experiment while learning new trading techniques without taking any unnecessary risk.
    Show book
  • How To Save 5000 - Reduce Your Outgoings without Reducing Your Lifestyle - cover

    How To Save 5000 - Reduce Your...

    James O'Donovan

    • 0
    • 1
    • 0
    HOW TO $AV€ 5000: REDUCE YOUR OUTGOINGS WITHOUT REDUCING YOUR LIFESTYLE, as the name suggests, is a book that will teach you how to keep more of the money you earn, without making any cutbacks, just changing some spending habits.
    
    It IS possible to maintain your current lifestyle, within reason, and spend less money at the same time. This book will teach you ways to spend smarter. By following the techniques, you will change your spending habits and save thousands each year. Better still, each year’s savings carries forward into the next year, so you could save not just €5,000 but tens of thousands of euro over time!
    
    For each major category of household expenditure, the book suggests simple, practical money-saving tips, based on key principles, including:
    •	Shop around / do price comparisons
    •	Think long-term / total cost of use / ownership
    •	Think of cumulative, not one-off, savings
    •	Pay only for what you need – needs analysis
    •	Track your spending / monitor trends and changes
    •	Buy in bulk
    •	Avoid brands
    •	Time your purchases for special / seasonal offers
    •	Plan your shopping / avoid impulse buying
    •	Learn to DIY – food / cooking gardening, housekeeping, building repairs etc
    •	Use vouchers / coupons / reward points etc
    
    And the system really works! The author, James O’Donovan is now on his fourth year of savings. He shares his experience – and the results of his savings – with you in this timely book.
    Show book
  • The Introvert Advantage - Making the Most of Your Inner Strengths - cover

    The Introvert Advantage - Making...

    Marti Olsen Laney

    • 0
    • 3
    • 0
    At least one out of four people prefers to avoid the limelight, tends to listen more than they speak, feels alone in large groups, and requires lots of private time to restore their energy. They're introverts, and here is the book to help them boost their confidence while learning strategies for successfully living in an extrovert world.After dispelling common myths about introverts-they're not necessarily shy, aloof, or antisocial--The Introvert Advantage explains the real issues. Introverts are hardwired from birth to focus inward, so outside stimulation-chitchat, phone calls, parties, office meetings-can easily become "too much."The Introvert Advantage dispels introverts' belief that something is wrong with them and instead helps them recognize their inner strengths-their analytical skills, ability to think outside the box, and strong powers of concentration. It helps readers understand introversion and shows them how to determine where they fall on the introvert/extrovert continuum. It provides tools to improve relationships with partners, kids, colleagues, and friends, offering dozens of tips, including 10 ways to talk less and communicate more, 8 ways to showcase your abilities at work, how to take a child's temperament temperature, and strategies for socializing. Finally, it shows how to not just survive, but thrive-how to take advantage of the introvert's special qualities to create a life that's just right for the introvert temperament, to discover new ways to expand their energy reserves, and even how, when necessary, to confidently become a temporary extrovert.
    Show book
  • One Small Step Can Change Your Life - The Kaizen Way - cover

    One Small Step Can Change Your...

    Robert Maurer

    • 1
    • 3
    • 0
    The essential guide to kaizen—the art of making great and lasting change through small, steady steps—is now repackaged as an impulse paperback with a dazzling new cover that speaks to its proper positioning as a self-help/inspiration title that’s applicable to business as well.  Written by Dr. Robert Maurer, a psychologist on the staff of both the University of Washington School of Medicine and Santa Monica UCLA Medical Center, and an expert on kaizen who speaks and consults nationally, One Small Step Can Change Your Life is the gentle but potent way to effect change. It is for anyone who wants to lose weight. Or quit smoking. Or write a novel, start an exercise program, get out of debt, or conquer shyness and meet new people.  Beginning by outlining the all-important role that fear plays in every type of change—and kaizen’s ability to neutralize it by circumventing the brain’s built-in resistance to new behavior—Dr. Maurer then explains the 7 Small Steps: how to Think Small Thoughts, Take Small Actions, Solve Small Problems, and more. He shows how to perform mind sculpture—visualizing virtual change so that real change comes more naturally. Why small rewards lead to big returns by internalizing motivation. How great discoveries are made by paying attention to the little details most of us overlook. Rooted in the two-thousand-year-old wisdom of the Tao Te Ching—“The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step”—here is the way to change your life without fear, without failure, and to begin a new, easy regimen of continuous improvement.
    Show book
  • The End of Average - How We Succeed in a World That Values Sameness - cover

    The End of Average - How We...

    Todd Rose

    • 2
    • 10
    • 0
    Are you above average? Is your child an A student? Is your employee an introvert or an extrovert? Every day we are measured against the yardstick of averages, judged according to how closely we come to it or how far we deviate from it. 
    The assumption that metrics comparing us to an average—like GPAs, personality test results, and performance review ratings—reveal something meaningful about our potential is so ingrained in our consciousness that we don’t even question it. That assumption, says Harvard’s Todd Rose, is spectacularly—and scientifically—wrong. 
    In The End of Average, Rose, a rising star in the new field of the science of the individual shows that no one is average. Not you. Not your kids. Not your employees. This isn’t hollow sloganeering—it’s a mathematical fact with enormous practical consequences. But while we know people learn and develop in distinctive ways, these unique patterns of behaviors are lost in our schools and businesses which have been designed around the mythical “average person.” This average-size-fits-all model ignores our differences and fails at recognizing talent. It’s time to change it. 
    Weaving science, history, and his personal experiences as a high school dropout, Rose offers a powerful alternative to understanding individuals through averages: the three principles of individuality. The jaggedness principle (talent is always jagged), the context principle (traits are a myth), and the pathways principle (we all walk the road less traveled) help us understand our true uniqueness—and that of others—and how to take full advantage of individuality to gain an edge in life. 
    Read this powerful manifesto in the ranks of Drive, Quiet, and Mindset—and you won’t see averages or talent in the same way again.
    Show book