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Book Review: Spurious Connections

Spurious Connections:  Correlation Does Not Equal Causation, by Tyler Vigen This is an entertaining book, but it is a book that carries with it a big point for those who are interested in aggregating data trends and taking advantage of … Continue reading

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All You Needed To Do Was Ask

One time when I went to the Tacoma Weekend, I sang a song by the band Badfinger called “Come And Get It.”  Now, I happen to be quite a fan of Badfinger as a band [1].  The song “Come And … Continue reading

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The Glory Of An Analyst Is To Analyze

Often I ponder the relationship between different fields of study.  For example, in economics there is a great divide between macroeconomics in its look at large scale aggregates and microeconomics that looks at individual firms and the decisions of people. … Continue reading

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Let Them Lead You In The Right Direction

“Follow your heart, your intuition, let them lead you in the right direction,” sang Jewel [1] on the chorus to her top 40 hit from her dance pop “sellout” album 0304 that ended up going only gold and failed to … Continue reading

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The Meeting After The Meeting Before The Meeting

Today I had only four and half hours before my last week as an hour employee ended, and I wanted to make the most of my time, so I ended up in a fair amount of meetings.  This was not … Continue reading

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Big Data, Small World

Earlier today, some friends of mine and I read and shared a rather frightening article about the use of big data to target very specific sorts of people with political advertising via social media [1].  As someone who works as … Continue reading

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Book Review: Red Teaming

Red Teaming:  How Contrarian Thinking Is Revolutionizing The Military–And How It Can Transform Your Business, by Bryce G. Hoffman [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Jellybooks.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] This book fits nobly … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Underground Culinary Tour

The Underground Culinary Tour:  How The New Metrics Of Today’s Top Restaurants Are Changing How America Eats, by Damian Mogavero [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Jellybooks.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] This particular book … Continue reading

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Book Review: SQL Server Source Control Basics

SQL Server Source Control Basics, by Robert Sheldon, Rob Richardson & Tony Davis When I went recently to the monthly Oregon SQL meeting [1] I happened to win this book in the raffle, and I found it to be an … Continue reading

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Solomon In Ecclesiastes: A Case Study On Scientific Reporting

This past Sabbath, our congregation’s retired pastor gave a deep and thoughtful message on the book of Ecclesiastes [1], and one of the elements I found particularly intriguing was his discussion of the way that Solomon reported the results of … Continue reading

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