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Book Review: The Undoing Project by Michael Lewis

November 14, 2018
Book Review: The Undoing Project by Michael Lewis

Following Lewis:  There are a couple of authors who I like to “follow.” By that I mean, I usually get any new book they publish. Michael Lewis is one of those authors. It all started with Moneyball, even though I’m a dyed-in-the-wool NON sports fan. And so The Undoing Project was a must on my […]

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Big Data, NAI and Manipulation

May 31, 2017 0 Comments
Big Data, NAI and Manipulation

Signals Everywhere No matter where I go, I leave a digital trail. In my office, I am pretty much connected to the internet 12 hours a day. My ISP knows what web sites I go to (except when I fire up my VPN). And of course each website I visit tracks what I look for […]

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Hubris abounds from DC to Silicon Valley

November 6, 2013
Hubris abounds from DC to Silicon Valley

At the time of this writing (10/27/2013) the roll-out of the now infamous Affordable Care Act (ACA) continues to be mired in Information Technology (IT) bugs. I feel a bit embarrassed about my response to this quite predictable debacle. It’s the same embarrassment I feel when a friend takes a bad fall and I find […]

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Connecting dots

October 30, 2013
Connecting dots

Everywhere we go most of us are leaving behind “signals” – dots if you will – about where we’ve been and what our interests were. When we’re moving in the physical world, many of us are more or less tracked by our portable electronic devices. When we move about in the virtual world, we are […]

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Book Review: The Signal and The Noise by Nate Silver

February 24, 2013
Book Review: The Signal and The Noise by Nate Silver

Ever wonder why economists, in general, seem to always “get it wrong?” Did the thought cross your mind that they seem not to be improving in their economic forecasting but get lucky once in awhile? How about the national weather forecasters – they seem to be definitely improving even though they drive us crazy showing […]

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