Category Archives for "Career Advice"

Framing Your Data Correctly

When presenting information how you frame it matters. To illustrate this point we’re going to compare how FiveThirtyEight, one of the best data news sources, changed their framing between the US Presidential election in 2016 versus the US Mid-Term election in 2018. Using Percentages First, let’s see how they framed the race for president between […]

How Data Conquered Tech

  Background As the saying goes, “if sales are the air a company breathes, then data is the blood running through its veins.” At least that’s how I remember the saying. That’s because, for decades in business or organizations, data has been the underlying force that makes all of it possible. It’s basic because without […]

What Data Pros Can Learn from Mr. Rogers

It was 1969. The US was in the middle of the Vietnam war. Money was tight and the United States Senate Subcommittee on Communications was holding hearings to determine the “value” of public broadcasting. The main decider (Senator Pastore) had been hearing testimony after testimony and was bored of the same tired arguments. By the […]

When to Tell Your Boss No

I played the role of “boss” for many years in my career, and I never liked hearing the word no from my team. There are, however, a few occasions where I found it not only acceptable but necessary. Let me explain – Being in a position where you’re responsible for another person triggers a primal […]

Data Science for People in a Hurry

  The thing is, every company already has a data science department, even if they don’t know it. In order to understand that though lets’ start with a definition of “Data Science” since it is easily one of the most confused and overused terms in tech. Originally Data Scientist was basically a statistician that could […]

Finding Time for Everything

We all have a lot going on in our lives and things we want to accomplish. I’ve been fortunate enough to figure out a way to find time for everything I want while maintaining a successful career and family life. The short answer is you have to prioritize and know when to be flexible and […]