Positioning is a common problem for data scientists

With the commodification of data scientists, the problem of positioning has become more common: My takeaways from Genevieve Hayes interviewing Jonathan Stark.

December 18, 2023

Advice for aspiring data scientists and other FAQs

Frequently asked questions by visitors to this site, especially around entering the data science field.

October 15, 2017

Miscommunicating science: Simplistic models, nutritionism, and the art of storytelling

Nutritionism is a special case of misinterpretation and miscommunication of scientific results – something many data scientists encounter in their work.

October 19, 2015

You don’t need a data scientist (yet)

Hiring data scientists prematurely is wasteful and frustrating. Here are some questions to ask before you hire your first data scientist.

August 24, 2015

Data’s hierarchy of needs

Discussing the hierarchy of needs proposed by Jay Kreps. Key takeaway: Data-driven algorithms & insights can only be as good as the underlying data.

August 17, 2014