The Dark Side of Needing Too Much Learning

Learning is valuable. It helps companies develop the strengths needed for business success.

But, learning takes time. And, if there are too many items to learn, success is deterred until enough is understood to make things work well.

Start-ups that tackle really big challenges can easily have this Continue reading “The Dark Side of Needing Too Much Learning” »

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Fail Fast Versus At the Perfect Pace

Fail fast has been a mantra for quite some time. Especially in industries heavily based in technology or ecommerce, speedily testing various approaches and quickly discarding what doesn’t work is often viewed as the optimal way of doing things.

But, despite fail fast’s popularity, it is not Continue reading “Fail Fast Versus At the Perfect Pace” »

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Example of an Excellent Brief Description of AI (Artificial Intelligence) Challenges

Those of you who have followed my writing for the last several years know that I have long been an advocate of combining human understanding of what the information means with the technical skills of data science. And, we see more and more examples of the value of the human side of Big Data, examples such as facial recognition going terribly wrong, as well as examples in baseball, where successful teams are combining human elements with data science. Thus, as progress is made in applying Big Data, we increasingly see Continue reading “Example of an Excellent Brief Description of AI (Artificial Intelligence) Challenges” »

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Big Data Faces Recent Challenges, Yet Can Bring Benefits

After the data crisis at Facebook, we are seeing articles implying that Big Data’s reputation has become a bit tarnished. For example, it has been said that big data has become bad data. Additionally, it has been said that rather than being a valuable business asset much like oil, after what happened at Facebook, data may become a liability.

All of this is occurring around the same time that Continue reading “Big Data Faces Recent Challenges, Yet Can Bring Benefits” »

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Is There Value in Being “Handcuffed by History”?

Being “handcuffed by history” can have negative connotations. It evokes images of not being able to change with the times. It can be associated with the failure to change that destroys once prominent companies like Kodak, whose demise has become a classic reminder of the damage done by not changing.

In this context, an Continue reading “Is There Value in Being “Handcuffed by History”?” »

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