August 01 2022

DEIA – What is it and why does it matter?

DEIA – What is it and why does it matter? 

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July 18 2022

Great Resignation, Great Attrition, Big Quit or Great Attraction?

Great Resignation, Great Attrition, Big Quit or Great Attraction? 

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July 19 2021

If odds are not odd, what about odds ratios?

What are the odds of developing a brain tumor from long-term use of cell phones?

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July 16 2021

Odds and probability…two sides of the same coin

What are the lifetime odds of dying from being hit by a meteorite?

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May 31 2021

Tableau Basics: SUM vs AVG

First time users of Tableau often get tripped up over the default Tableau SUM aggregation.  Here is what I mean.

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May 27 2021

The Curse of Big Data

“Big data.”

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April 26 2021

San Diego and COVID-19 … A Very Challenging Year

We just noticed that it has been a full year since KDD Analytics started posting daily updates to the San Diego County COVID-19 dashboard.

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April 14 2021

Efficacy vs Effectiveness of the COVID Vaccines…”tomato, tomahto”?

 

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April 02 2021

Knowledge vs Intelligence

There is a subtle but important difference between Knowledge and Intelligence.  As with any buzzword, the more it is used the more it loses its meaning.  Sometimes it is very important that we are deliberate in our word choice to ensure that who we are talking to is on the same page. 

For example, if someone asks for you to do something there is a big difference between answering with "yes", "yeah", and "sure". All answers technically acknowledgement of willingness to do the task but the answers indicate your level of focus while being asked as well as your interest in completing the task, both of which may indicate your level of performance on said task.

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March 26 2021

Practical Time Series Forecasting – Data Science Taxonomy

“Big data is not about the data.*”
Gary King, Harvard University

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