The Physics Of Why Decisions Are Hard

Patrick McCloryStrategy and Planning

I love when science finds these patterns in one area of study that have meaningful application elsewhere. Even in my personal life, I’ve found that the concept of static friction and creating movement from objects at rest to be such a model. Generally, we see that as force is applied to something, it takes more force to create motion (to … Read More

What Gets Us Up In The Morning?

Patrick McCloryStrategy and Planning

Since we’re just getting started, and I happened to wake up at 5am, I found some inspiration in sharing what ‘gets us up in the morning’ as a team.  Is it devops? Sure. But that’s not all. And that’s not to say I’m thrilled about it being pitch-black outside (or at least nearly so) while I’m wide awake. However, I … Read More

A Data Velocity Lesson From an Unlikely Source

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I found a really novel setup for cycling a very common toolset (MySQL) in one of the unlikeliest places. Can we learn anything about data velocity from helping a friend deal with their ‘less than awesome’ deployment of WordPress? As it turns out, yes!  If you’ve got a WordPress backup and the corresponding MySQL dump, you can pretty easily set … Read More

Why Business Intelligence Just Isn’t Enough Today

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Let’s start out with a few data points: Data growth continues to outpace even the most aggressive projections Survey research continues to show that ‘gaining deeper insights’ into data is the biggest single driver of projects in the space And yet, somewhere between 60 and 85% of all ‘big data’ projects fail What’s a curious, enterprising or even desperate executive to do? Are we really going to run 3 … Read More

Surprise! It Doesn’t Mean What You Think It Means…

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We’ve spent time researching, reading, and searching for ways to approach this problem. That is, making sense of the massive influx of data that exists today. And as we search, like Rome, all roads lead back to one man: Claude Shannon. A Mathematical Theory of Communication didn’t just make the internet, it created both a new science and offers a model for … Read More