Here’s a simple rule of thumb: Make your font size double the average age of your audience. Roughly speaking that means your fonts will be between 60 and 80 points.
In your hiring processes, you will win some and you will lose some. The critical issue is not the individual talent that you have; the competitive advantage resides in what you do with the talent once you have it.
When you share genuine feelings you create an immediate and lasting connection with the audience. Emotion trumps speaking skills every time.
Using Bayesian statistics, Uber’s data team showed how it’s been able to accurately predict the destination of its users three out of four times.
If you treat the work as nothing but an obligation, you will soon be overwhelmed by competition that sees it as a privilege and a calling.
Jumping right into it where the rhyme isn’t fitting, that’s when the melody doesn’t work.
The basic functions of most interactive visualization tools have changed little since 1996, when Ben Shneiderman of the University of Maryland first proposed a “Visual Information-Seeking Mantra”: overview first, zoom and filter, then details-on-demand.
These new tools imply a new paradigm in which no data scientist is involved, but everyone else in the company is: business execs set a vision, managers define specs for integrating predictions, software engineers work on implementation. This requires that everyone knows a bit about machine learning, but that can be rapidly learned even by non-technical types once you skip algorithms and theory to only focus on studying the core concepts, intuitions and possibilities of machine learning, and some key examples.
Digital natives use a cloud-connected baby monitor. Data natives expect their baby monitor to automatically calculate crying percentiles based on millions of other babies.
In general, creativity seems to come when insight is combined with the hard work of analytical processing.