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We economists can be a little bit useful
“We economists can be a little bit useful.”Gabriel Zucman, an assistant professor at the University of California at Berkeley and the world’s foremost expert on where the wealthy hide their money - makes quite an...
Goodhart’s Law – When confusing KPIs with goals, leads to failure
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Goodhart’s Law – When confusing KPIs with goals, leads to failure
Have you ever sat through an office meeting on project metrics, KPIs and progress tracking... and had a moment where you asked yourself - 'What the hell am I doing here?' I have. Many many...
Will Netflix eventually monetize their User data?
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Time and therefore, attention – is the only non-scalable resource
ime and therefore, attention - is the only non-scalable resource available with most of us today. Never in the history of mankind have organizations tried to capture this resource in a wholesale manner. Empires have...
Do Your Data Scientists Know the ‘Why’ Behind Their Work?
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Most Data Science initiatives & projects fail
Most Data Science initiatives & projects fail. By some estimates, when judged by practical or actionable outcomes, less than 5% of all ML, AI, Analytics and Deep Learning work may be considered successful.For a profession...
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Indian General Elections – How much do they cost?
Most of us don't really think about the cost of democracy in economic terms. After all, regular elections are considered fundamental to being 'Free'. But as the wise and weary will often tell you -...
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APIs are the glue of our global digital ecosystem
They have become essential, ubiquitous and pervasive in our lives. Yet most business leaders know very little about them... let alone know how to leverage them. Hence, businesses struggle with monetization, despite having great solutions...
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Why are almost all Bond villians, Europeans?
This question, though trivial, has bothered me for decades. Is it because these villains are charismatic, stylish and swill wine as they describe their evil deeds? Or is it because art is trying to mimic...
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BIG data science leading to BIG financial success
It is BIG news, when an outlier, underdog and iconoclast brand becomes successful in the beady discerning eyes of accountants. However one derivative lesson of Spotify's success in turning a profit, is not being widely...
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Pretty gets you in the door but Useful sells again and again
Here is a great line in this article when it comes to Dashboards - ‘Pretty gets you in the door but Useful sells again and again.’ CXOs today are crazy about dashboards and visualisations, but...