Beware of Spurious Correlations when Analyzing Your “Big Data”

Beware of Spurious Correlations when Analyzing Your “Big Data”
Machine Learning. Artificial Intelligence. Data Science. Deep Learning. Big Data Analytics. These terms, and many like them, have been in the news a lot recently. And with good reason. Many organizations are taking their first tentative steps toward sifting through the vast amounts of data collected in disparate systems in search of hidden nuggets of insight to improve operations or some other... Read More

Book Review: That’s Not How We Do It Here by John Kotter

Book Review: That’s Not How We Do It Here by John Kotter
“That’s not how we do it here.” Those words, when said by an authority figure such as a boss or team lead, can stifle innovative thinking and cap the creative juices that are necessary for an organization to adapt to a changing environment. I recently listened to John Kotter’s book by that title, That’s Not How We Do It Here! In this... Read More

Failing Your Annual Review

Failing Your Annual Review
  Imagine for a moment being an naval explorer from antiquity. You set sail from the Old World, plotting a course that will take you across the vast and deep sea toward your foreign destination. The trip will be long and wrought with dangers. Head winds will hinder your progress. Cross winds will blow you off course. Storms will rise, tossing the... Read More