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23 Reasons to Get Excited About Data (Free eBook)

23 Reasons to Get Excited About Data (Free eBook)

http://www.coolinfographics.com/blog/2016/8/8/23-reasons-to-get-excited-about-data-free-ebook.html

23 Reasons to Get Excited About Data IBM eBook

The team at IBM Watson Analytics has released a free, new eBook 23 Reasons to Get Excited About Data that explores the latest trends, practical applications and predictions about big data. I’m honored to have been included in the book as an expert on data visualization, along with all of the other IBM Watson Analytics applications!

These days, everyone’s tossing around the term “big data.” The term is nothing new – businesses have been collecting and analyzing data since the 1950s, before the two words were ever even uttered. Take a look back in time and you’re likely to see someone laboriously poring over a sheaf of spreadsheets, manually going through row after row to identify trends and gain insights.

More people are doing more things – personally and professionally – with data, and best practices will continue to develop. Self-serve, more democratized data analytics will Get Bigger, Get Faster and Get Cloudier!

I participated in an IBM video series about big data and visualization that you can see HERE. Data visualization is such an important conponent for humans to the analyze data, discover insights and communicate our findings to others! I’m very passionate about helping people understand how important data visualization truly is! Here are a couple of the thoughts I contributed to the ebook:

Humans are visual creatures. We can process visual information extremely fast, and are 6.5 times more likely to remember visual information than text. These are incredibly important facts when you are trying to communicate data to others. Use data visualizations to help your audience understand your information, and remember it later when it could influence their decisions or behavior. – Randy Krum

Data visualization is a language of context. You dramatically improve comprehension of your data when you design a visualization that puts your data into context for the audience. This can be a series of data points over time, or comparing your data to reference data to give the audience the perspective of how your data fits into a bigger picture. Storytelling with data is more than designing a chart, it’s the art of communicating specific insights from your data. – Randy Krum

Are you doing everything you could with your data? The future of data, along with predictive analytics and data visualization, is very exciting! Grab the free ebook now!”

Stephen

Posted on: August 21, 2016, 6:06 am Category: Uncategorized

Moving Quotes From Children’s Books: INFOGRAPHIC

Moving Quotes From Children’s Books: INFOGRAPHIC

http://www.adweek.com/galleycat/moving-quotes-from-childrens-books-infographic/123355

16 Quotes From Kidlit Infographic (GalleyCat)

Stephen

Posted on: August 20, 2016, 6:16 am Category: Uncategorized

HBR Video: The Explainer: What Is a Business Model?

Follow the link to view the video:

The Explainer: What Is a Business Model?

https://hbr.org/video/5072479512001/the-explainer-what-is-a-business-model

Posted on: August 20, 2016, 6:05 am Category: Uncategorized

Can Reading Fiction Literally Change Your Mind?

Can Reading Fiction Literally Change Your Mind?

Can Reading Fiction Literally Change Your Mind?

 

 

Stephen

Posted on: August 19, 2016, 6:11 am Category: Uncategorized

Americas Largest Online Retailers

Americas Largest Online Retailers

http://www.businessinsider.com/walmart-buy-jet-amazon-online-shopping-2016-8

20160808 online retailers chart of the day

Stephen

Posted on: August 19, 2016, 6:03 am Category: Uncategorized

13 Pivotal Internet Moments That Forever Changed How We Live, Work and Play

13 Pivotal Internet Moments That Forever Changed How We Live, Work and Play

https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/280244

1.  July 16, 1994: Amazon opens for business.

 

2. Jan. 18, 1995: Yahoo.com goes live.

 

3. April 21, 1995: Match.com starts striking matches.

 

Related: Did Kim Kardashian West Just Correctly Declare the Death of ‘Big Computers’?

4. Sept. 3, 1995: eBay debuts.

 

5. Fall 1996: “Baby Cha-Cha” digitally dances into our hearts.

 

 

6. Jan. 17, 1998: The Drudge Report breaks the Clinton-Lewinsky scandal.

 

7. Sept. 7, 1998: Google incorporates.

 

8. Jan. 15, 2001: Wikipedia publishes its first entry.

 

9. April 23, 2005: The first YouTube video is uploaded.

 

10. Aug. 23, 2005: The world witnesses Hurricane Katrina online.

 

11. Oct. 28, 2003: Facebook rears its face.

 

12. Jan. 27, 2006: Western Union dispatches its last-ever telegram.

 

13. Nov. 12, 2014: Kim Kardashian West breaks the internet with her backside.

Stephen

Posted on: August 18, 2016, 6:58 am Category: Uncategorized

INFOGRAPHIC: Why [Some] Readers Still Prefer Paper

INFOGRAPHIC: Why Readers Still Prefer Paper

https://electricliterature.com/infographic-why-readers-still-prefer-paper-f228ee8be51d#.upjueius7

 

Stephen

Posted on: August 18, 2016, 6:47 am Category: Uncategorized