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Building a data organisation from scratch at Tines.

Analysts & Data Scientists, How to Choose Your Next Role (Part 2 of 4) Members Public

Part One [https://qstar.ai/analysts-data-scientists-how-to-choose-your-next-role-part-1-of-4/] | Part Two | Part Three [https://qstar.ai/analysts-data-scientists-how-to-choose-your-next-role-part-3-of-4/] | Part Four [https://qstar.ai/analysts-data-scientists-how-to-choose-your-next-role-part-4-of-4/] Welcome to Part Two in our four-part series on choosing your next data science or analytics role. In Part One, we looked at the question of role Location & Timing [https:

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Analysts & Data Scientists, How to Choose Your Next Role (Part 1 of 4) Members Public

Part One | Part Two [https://qstar.ai/analysts-data-scientists-how-to-choose-your-next-role-part-2-of-4/] | Part Three [https://qstar.ai/analysts-data-scientists-how-to-choose-your-next-role-part-3-of-4/] | Part Four [https://qstar.ai/analysts-data-scientists-how-to-choose-your-next-role-part-4-of-4/] While jobs in analytics and AI can be both exciting and lucrative, employee attrition in these roles tends to be high. It is not uncommon to see data scientists move

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Evidence Shows That When Making Decisions, People Hate Experiments Members Public

We like to think that this blog, while born out of a trivial New Year’s resolution, has managed to become a reasonably serious outlet. That said, we fully appreciate that today’s post might read like satire, so unbelievable is the topic. It concerns a study published in the

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Ask and You Shall Receive - Dealing With Hard Facts Members Public

In a quote frequently misattributed to W. Edwards Deming, one of the fathers of process improvement, ‘In God we trust. All others must bring data.’. But what if someone brings data and we don’t like what the data tells us? Dealing with the results of analysis when it doesn’

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Steering The Culture Ship Members Public

I was in Tokyo a few years ago on business and grabbed a beer with a former colleague of mine. He had moved to Japan from the UK a few months previously and was settling into this new environment. I was curious to learn more about the business culture differences,

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The Trap of Complex & Easy Instead of Simple & Difficult Members Public

Have you ever tried to build a strategy around a difficult topic and found yourself overwhelmed by the decisions in front of you? Perhaps it seemed like there was no way forward without either causing pain, dropping something important, or backtracking on previous gains you had made. Did any complex

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For Flock’s Sake - Data Personalities To Avoid Members Public

To transform your business with data, you need build your capabilities and resources carefully. The hardest part is making sure you have the right people onboard. If you’ve worked in the analytics space for a while, you’ll have come across characters you’ve learned to avoid. I call

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Retaining Talent: Proactivity Is Key Members Public

In his book ‘Drive [https://www.amazon.com/Drive-Surprising-Truth-About-Motivates/dp/1594484805/]’, Daniel Pink discusses the key drivers of motivation in the workplace. In many ways, the three drivers he identifies also represent the reasons employees stay longer in their roles: * Autonomy: Our desire to be self directed and have ownership

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