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Why Big Data Is Meaningless

Why Big Data Is Meaningless | Strategy and Information Analysis | Scoop.it
Vendors, managers and bloggers often cite the benefits of “big data,” though most miss the mark in understanding exactly what it is used for, and how it is analyzed.
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A collection of items for strategists and problems-solvers who aim to be well-informed about global affairs and perspectives; capable of developing and evaluating new knowledge; generating and analyzing courses of action; and who are interested in expressing clearly reasoned opinions and communicating effectively in writing, oral presentation, and visual display.
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15 Tools For Competitor Analysis

15 Tools For Competitor Analysis | Strategy and Information Analysis | Scoop.it
This post contains 15 tools for competitor analysis, which help you learn more about your competitors and do better competitive analysis.
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12 Cognitive Biases Explained - How to Think Better and More Logically Removing Bias

We are going to be explaining 12 cognitive biases in this video and presenting them in a format that you can easily understand to help you make bette
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Russian hacking code detected in Vermont electrical system

Russian hacking code detected in Vermont electrical system | Strategy and Information Analysis | Scoop.it
In a frightening new development, the Russian hackers believed to have interfered in the 2016 presidential election also reportedly penetrated a Vermont utility.
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7 Open Source Big Data Business Intelligence Tools - Datamation

7 Open Source Big Data Business Intelligence Tools - Datamation | Strategy and Information Analysis | Scoop.it
A lineup of open source business intelligence tools that are leading the way in today's Big Data market.
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A Visual Introduction to Machine Learning

A Visual Introduction to Machine Learning | Strategy and Information Analysis | Scoop.it
What is machine learning? See how it works with our animated data visualization.
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How To Use Mindfulness To Create A Healthier Mindset For 2017

How To Use Mindfulness To Create A Healthier Mindset For 2017 | Strategy and Information Analysis | Scoop.it
Just as the body is influenced by what you eat, your mind is also influenced by your thoughts, your mindset and your life experiences. With mindfulness, you can train your mind to be in the present moment and spend less time preoccupied with unhelpful, unproductive thoughts. Recognizing that I am not my thoughts and that thoughts are simply that, thoughts has been hugely helpful in terms of the way I experience the world.

In this post, I interviewed two coaches, Kat Shinoda and Scott DiNardo, M.Ed on how you can use mindfulness to get out of the habit of persistent, negative thought patterns.

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Top 40 Predictions about Insights & Analytics for 2017

Top 40 Predictions about Insights & Analytics for 2017 | Strategy and Information Analysis | Scoop.it

This year I reached out to 40 of the best and brightest in the Insights & Analytics space and asked them for their predictions for 2017. They delivered in spades, with a deep, broad, and varied set of thoughts on what the year ahead will bring for market research & marketing analytics. There are themes that run through all of these, mainly about the continuing disruption brought by technology to our space, but also about the impact of perceived failures in polling accuracy, changes in consumer behavior, economic factors, and evolving business processes that will continue to reshape our industry.


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Top 17 Tech Trends For 2017

Top 17 Tech Trends For 2017 | Strategy and Information Analysis | Scoop.it
Watch for growth of AI personal assistants, connected living and global isolationism.

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Richard Picard, SEO, SEM's curator insight, December 11, 2016 8:05 AM
Selon Forbes, la Chine deviendra une société hyper-robotisée et la réalité augmentée sera de plus en plus utilisée dans le B2B.
Jeff Domansky's curator insight, December 11, 2016 12:00 PM

Trends for techies.

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Please visit http://www.pwc.com/gx/en/issues/technology/tech-breakthroughs-megatrend.html and new study
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The science behind coincidences. Or why they're not all that surprising

The science behind coincidences. Or why they're not all that surprising | Strategy and Information Analysis | Scoop.it

The tale is one of the many stories that populate Mazur’s new book, “Fluke,” in which he explores the probability of coincidences.

Mazur argues that most of the coincidences we experience -- like stumbling into a close friend halfway around the world, meeting someone with the same birthday, or even dreaming of an event before it happens -- can be explained by simple mathematics. If coincidences seem so surprising to us, it's because people often fail to understand how the basic laws of probability work.


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How to Make Better Decisions with Less Data

A four-step approach. Yet despite all of the data available, people often struggle to convert it into effective solutions to problems. Instead, they fall prey to what Jim March and his coauthors describe as “garbage can” decision making: a process whereby actors, problems, and possible solutions swirl about in a metaphorical garbage can and people end up agreeing on whatever solution rises to the top. The problem isn’t lack of data inside the garbage can; the vast amount of data means managers struggle to prioritize what’s important. In the end, they end up applying arbitrary data toward new problems, reaching a subpar solution.


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14 Traits Of The Best Data Scientists - InformationWeek

14 Traits Of The Best Data Scientists - InformationWeek | Strategy and Information Analysis | Scoop.it
Looking for a unicorn? Get in line. Actual data scientists are in high demand, and there's not enough of them to go around. If you want to identify the right talent, consider these tips.
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Organizing Your Thoughts With Note-Taking Apps

Organizing Your Thoughts With Note-Taking Apps | Strategy and Information Analysis | Scoop.it
MANY of us use our phones to jot down notes, whether we’re in a class, at an interview or trying to remember a shopping list. And many apps are available to help.

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, September 8, 2016 7:02 PM

Still trying to completely lose the pen-and-paper habit. ;)

Wilko Dijkhuis's curator insight, September 9, 2016 2:52 AM
handy tool
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Did your boss make a stupid decision, or do you lack data?

Did your boss make a stupid decision, or do you lack data? | Strategy and Information Analysis | Scoop.it

Of course, sometimes your instinct is right and it really is a bad decision, one that ignores inconvenient facts or expert advice in favor of the decision-maker’s internal beliefs. Some leaders believe themselves infallible, and some people won’t accept that they can’t get what they want until every possible approach — including the ridiculous — has failed. But a lot of decisions that might seem downright crazy to you make more sense than you suspect. Most of the time, when you don’t understand why a decision was made, it means that you don’t really understand the decision-maker’s goals or overall mandate. If you take a step back, you might be able to make sense of the situation.


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10 Ways to Search Google for Information That 96% of People Don’t Know About

10 Ways to Search Google for Information That 96% of People Don’t Know About | Strategy and Information Analysis | Scoop.it
Woah, now this is seriously useful stuff.
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5 Steps for Turning Big Data into Smart Data

5 Steps for Turning Big Data into Smart Data | Strategy and Information Analysis | Scoop.it
Without structure, big data can prove too unruly to be usable. These steps can help you turn it into smart data anyone on your team can use.
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How hackers can switch on your webcam and control your computer

How hackers can switch on your webcam and control your computer | Strategy and Information Analysis | Scoop.it
The 14-year-old couldn't believe his eyes. The virtual currency he'd worked so hard to amass in the online role-playing game Runescape had vanished. He'd lost the equivalent of $700 in the blink of an eye, after investing his pocket money into the game's economy for months.
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8 big data predictions for 2017 | Networks Asia

8 big data predictions for 2017 | Networks Asia | Strategy and Information Analysis | Scoop.it
Skills requirements will shift and M&A activity will increase                           
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The Critical Thinking Skills Cheatsheet [Infographic]

The Critical Thinking Skills Cheatsheet [Infographic] | Strategy and Information Analysis | Scoop.it

"Critical thinking skills truly matter in learning. Why? Because they are life skills we use every day of our lives. Everything from our work to our recreational pursuits, and all that’s in between, employs these unique and valuable abilities. Consciously developing them takes thought-provoking discussion and equally thought-provoking questions to get it going. Begin right here with the Critical Thinking Skills Cheatsheet. 


It’s a simple infographic offering questions that work to develop critical thinking on any given topic. Whenever your students discover or talk about new information, encourage them to use these questions for sparking debate and the sharing of opinions and insights among each other. Together they can work at building critical thinking skills in a collaborative and supportive atmosphere."


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Analyzing the Competition: What to Look for When Conducting a Competitive Analysis

Analyzing the Competition: What to Look for When Conducting a Competitive Analysis | Strategy and Information Analysis | Scoop.it

The more information you have about your competitors, the better you can position your brand. First, you can identify opportunities. For example, you are an insurance company competing with 3 other firms in the area. Competitive analysis results show that none of them are active in social media. This knowledge allows you to own the social media space and pioneer a social media strategy to attract additional leads. Second, competitive analysis lets you prioritize efforts in areas you can make the most impact. Let’s face it; you cannot outplay your competitors on everything. What a competitive analysis does is give you a comparative data of your strengths and weaknesses vis-à-vis your competitors’ strengths and weaknesses. This way, you know what areas you can leverage on and which areas you need to step up your game.

 


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10 Social Media Predictions For 2017 (And Where You Should Be Spending Your Time)

10 Social Media Predictions For 2017 (And Where You Should Be Spending Your Time) | Strategy and Information Analysis | Scoop.it
Get the most out of your strategy.

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Skills for Success in a Disruptive World of Work

Skills for Success in a Disruptive World of Work | Strategy and Information Analysis | Scoop.it
“Skills young people should be learning to be prepared for a career in 2020 include:


The ability to concentrate, to focus deeply.

 

The ability to distinguish between the “noise” and the message in the ever-growing sea of information.

 

The ability to do public problem solving through cooperative work.

 

The ability to search effectively for information and to be able to discern the quality and veracity of the information one finds and then communicate these findings well.

 

Synthesizing skills (being able to bring together details from many sources).

 

The capability to be futures-minded through formal education in the practices of horizon-scanning, trends analysis and strategic foresight.”

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/05/26/what-are-the-skills-needed-from-students-in-the-future/

 


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David Baker's curator insight, December 14, 2016 2:50 PM
Infographic and discussion of the range of skills we need to help students learn as well as colleagues is helpful.  I was struggling with deep focus before I read this. It was a gentle reminder to step it up in many ways.
Gilson Schwartz's curator insight, December 18, 2016 8:30 AM
Antigamente a gente falava em "profissões do futuro". Agora são os "skills" do futuro"
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Beware the Limits of Linearity | Ivey Business Journal

Beware the Limits of Linearity | Ivey Business Journal | Strategy and Information Analysis | Scoop.it

Straight thinking can keep you running in circles, especially when planning for the age of disruption. So, what’s wrong with this traditional approach? Well, for one thing — and perhaps this is all you really need to know — it rarely succeeds, especially over the long haul. In a world awash in digital connectivity, disruptive innovations, political instability, cultural fragility, continuous interactive feedback loops, and exponentially evolving technologies, linear thinking is less and less effective for building even moderately effective mid-range strategies.


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How do I Know What I do Not Know?

How do I Know What I do Not Know? | Strategy and Information Analysis | Scoop.it
“Knowing everything” is impossible however creating an infrastructure of information/data which heightens your awareness of issues that are applicable to your situation can be improved. Here are six ways to improve your chances of asking the right questions.
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15 Golden Principles of Visual Hierarchy (Infographic)

15 Golden Principles of Visual Hierarchy (Infographic) | Strategy and Information Analysis | Scoop.it
Below, we have outlined, the “15 Golden Principles of Visual Hierarchy” in order to dish out for you the various ways in which one can implement visual hierarchy in one’s data and reduce the noise.

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