Dear Mr CEO

Dear Mr CEO

I am sorry but I need to go. I tried to be your sexy data scientist but you would really not know. I cant make bricks without clay. I cant make models without data. I can do cluster analysis but trust me you dont want me to make an algorithm for cluster analysis. Stop saying algorithm so often.

We need databases to store data. There are many kinds of data and there are many kinds of database. There are no right or wrong answers. There is no perfect software. At best we optimize our software hardware and our people for our constraints of time, money and business refresh speed.

Please dont be paranoid. Trust some people, but read more often. Don’t trust too much on technology vendors. They have a job to do. Don’t trust consultants too much. They have to eat bread. Use the Delphi method to reach consensus. But there is a cost to perfect information.

R and Python and SAS do the same thing in different manners. Yes, there is a cost benefit to every software. Open source is not free. Paid software is not the best. People matter. Analytics and models and statistics require more subjectivity than you have been told.

 

Please pay invoices on time

 

Sincerely

 

The Sexiest Data Scientist

Author: Ajay Ohri

http://about.me/ajayohri

3 thoughts on “Dear Mr CEO”

  1. I would say it is not the CEO, but in an indian functional organisation scenario Many top people are yet to take a bite of this modern food. they would only taste, smell, listen about this from their known yester years of Xcel; fearing cyanides of testing. Clustering, association will send chills in their spines

  2. One of the most fantastic ,succinct advice a CEO can get. I would add , work with people whom can define the problem well. That’s actually 70% job done for most data science problem.

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