Content tagged with "statistics"

Big Data: A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work, and Think
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April 7, 2014
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“Wonderful book. Presents a wire-ranging looking at the Big Data phenomenon, specifically on the technological and societal changes that have occurred to bring it about, and what this means to the…”

The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable
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August 15, 2017
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“This book could literally have been written in 25 pages. I find Taleb incredibly narcissistic. He doesn’t say anything in 1 word that could be said in 10, and his main goal seems to be on injecting…”

Creating a Data-Driven Organization: Practical Advice from the Trenches
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March 14, 2016
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“This book approaches big data a little differently than most. It’s less about actually slicing and dicing statistics and is more about the organizational challenges to building an organization that…”

Data Driven: Harnessing Data and AI to Reinvent Customer Engagement
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May 10, 2019
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“An okay book which reveals how high-end digital marketing works. It was written by some guys that went to work for Salesforce when it acquired their company. This is not how you or me do marketing –…”

Data Science from Scratch: First Principles with Python
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January 19, 2016
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“I’m still struggling to find the book I want around data science. I’ve learned that there are two levels: KNOWING data science DOING data science This book is about the second one. Make no mistake,…”

Developing Analytic Talent: Becoming a Data Scientist
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October 12, 2014
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“I did not enjoy this book at all. I couldn’t figure out, for the life of me, who the target audience is. It appears to be one of three: People wanting a job in some statistical analysis field…”

Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World – and Why Things Are Better Than You Think
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July 26, 2021
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“Hans Rosling is a legend in statistics and health research. He died a few years ago, but his YouTube videos and TED talks live on. He studied health and living trends around the world, and created a…”

Naked Statistics: Stripping the Dread from the Data
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April 8, 2015
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“A genuinely wonderful book. Extremely readable, very informative. He does a nice job of putting statistics in context, particularly around how they can be used to manipulate questions by simply…”

Statistics Done Wrong: The Woefully Complete Guide
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March 18, 2019
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“You can read this book on three levels – Statistics is easy to screw up. Here are all the ways you can screw them up. Here is the actual math that proves it’s being screwed up. #1 is absolute – you…”

Super Crunchers: Why Thinking-By-Numbers Is the New Way to Be Smart
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November 25, 2015
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“Throughout this book, the author keeps trying to make the phrase ‘Super Cruncher/ing/ed’ happen. I kept thinking back to the character in Mean Girls that said, ‘Gretchen, stop trying to make ‘fetch’…”

The Tyranny of Metrics
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March 13, 2022
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“An excellent look at how metrics can be used poorly to justify bad policies. Either we measure the wrong thing, measure it the wrong way, or – more often than not – game the measurement system so that…”