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Jun
1

Jeff Bezos and More: In Defense of the Value of Valedictorians

written by Dr. Duru

Source: Steve Jurvetson – Flickr: Bezos’ Iconic Laugh, CC BY 2.0 Jeff Bezos is known as the founder and CEO of Amazon.com (AMZN). The stock for his company is toying with the $1000 level for the first time ever and is close to pushing Bezos past Bill Gates as the world’s richest man. Source: FreeStockCharts.com […]

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Feb
1

Dan Siroker’s Five Keys to Successful Data Analysis

written by Dr. Duru

Dan Siroker, former Director of Analytics for the Obama Presidential Campaign, was a keynote speaker at SoCon10. SoCon is an annual conference run by the Center for Sustainable Journalism at Kennesaw State University in the Atlanta, GA area. This year’s theme was “Proven Social Media, Social Network Tactics to Enrich Your Business, Nonprofit and Yourself.” […]

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Nov
19

Dan Siroker – Director of Analytics, Obama Presidential Campaign – Keynote Speaker at SoCon 10

written by Dr. Duru

FYI – Dan Siroker, Director of Analytics, Obama Presidential Campaign, will be a keynote speaker at SoCon 10, January 29-30, 2010. SoCon is a conference on Social Media and Social Networking held in the Atlanta area every year since 2007. I attended in 2008, and I highly recommend it for anyone interested in this space. […]

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Sep
28

Georgia’s Schools Struggle with Data Analysis But Your Business Need Not Suffer Too

written by Dr. Duru

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported on September 26, 2009 that “despite more than a decade of effort and millions of dollars, Georgia’s system for tracking the progress of public school students remains deeply flawed.” The article describes a very tortured and wasteful process that has yet to yield any meaningful analysis or change in Georgia’s public […]

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Aug
11

The growing importance of statisticians and their craft

written by Dr. Duru

The NYT describes the growing importance of statisticians to solving more and more of our social and business issues. The article makes clear the rapidly increasing importance of statistics, especially in making sense of the immense amounts of data we can now collect, track, and store: “The new breed of statisticians…use powerful computers and sophisticated […]

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Aug
6

No data = no impact

written by Dr. Duru

On Monday, the Atlanta-Journal Constitution reported that the state of Georgia is considering scrapping its annual sales tax holiday due to budget issues. One legislator expressed his support for the program by claiming: “‘It’s one of those things that spurs people to spend money that they may not otherwise spend. It goes directly to citizens […]

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