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It all started because of the Google Guy, Hal Varian
|Feb 25, 2009 – I keep saying the sexy job in the next ten years will be statisticians. … Hal Varian, The McKinsey Quarterly, January 2009. …|
Then these guys ( Thomas H. Davenport and D.J. Patil) made us sexy -that too in the Harvard Business Review.
She says here-
If the importance of data scientists is growing with the advent of big data, the sooner we understand what exactly it is they do, the better.
That is fair enough. But to add grievous injury to data scientists, She adds
(For fun I wrote a blog post on being a data scientist’s girlfriend.)
Actually the blog post was-Why I Wouldn’t Have Sex with a Data Scientist
But there’s no use. The data scientist is preoccupied. Preoccupied with finding, accessing, analyzing, validating, cleansing, integrating, provisioning, modeling, verifying, and explaining data to his management, colleagues, end-users, and friends.
And this is the year of the statistician ??
This is bare knuckles tactics. The art of Vaseline Insulting? Perish the thought. Geeks and Data Scientists rule.
Dont we? and we are perfect? right.
We statisticians (and data scientists and big dataists and data miners and business analysts and …)
are bringing sexy back!
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“Exciting and engaging – reads like a thriller!”
- Marianna Dizik, Statistician, Google
In this rich, entertaining primer, former Columbia University professor and Predictive Analytics World founder Eric Siegel reveals the power and perils of prediction.
“What Nate Silver did for poker and politics, this does for everything else. A broad, well-written book easily accessible to non-nerd readers.”
—David Leinweber, author, Nerds on Wall Street: & Math, Machines and Wired Markets
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With a foreword from Thomas H. Davenport, coauthor of Competing on Analytics.
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