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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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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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