I have written in the past about the difference between market demand and operational capacity - and how difficult it is to determine what exactly is being measured in relation to either. Has the demand for a product declined, or is the organization simply less capable of satisfying it? For example, the fact there are no bananas in the grocery store does not mean that there is no demand for bananas; but the absence of revenues from the sale of bananas might be regarded, rather erroneously,…Continue
Added by Don Philip Faithful on December 9, 2017 at 10:30am — No Comments
When I read a blog, I often find myself in deep thought as I approach the end, trying to determine if the author has said anything that I might be able to use. A blog doesn't have to say anything. Nor does it have to be useful to me specifically. It might simply offer a personal reflection on life. As a person who also writes blogs, I…Continue
Added by Don Philip Faithful on January 3, 2015 at 8:16am — No Comments
This blog is about the peculiar nature in which software sometimes gets developed. I hope that many readers will recognize the relevance of data science in the examples taken from my own projects. I propose that development is the product of creativity more than accreditation. Creativity is something complicated that interacts with a person over his or her life circumstances. Many people know how to write . . . sentences and paragraphs. However, the ability to write well does not necessarily…Continue
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“The Purple People” - The conundrum of finding business expertise among Data Scientists.
Over the last several months, as I looked at addressing the business needs across various industries as someone leading a team of Data Scientists, the question of domain expertise invariably cropped up.
Attending one meeting with a Pharmaceutical company, I was posed with the question of, "Have you done work in the areas of Rare Signal detection?" In a similar vein, while…
Added by Somjit Amrit on September 10, 2013 at 10:47pm — No Comments