In Case You Missed It: December 2023 Recap
This is the Three Data Point Thursday, making your business smarter with data & AI.
This special in-between issue serves as a recap of the last editions and more of my writing. It features a few quotes from each piece so you can get a feel for them and quickly jump around the Three Data Point Thursday universe.
In 15 years, that’s when. In 2038, we will look back and say, “Wait, it’s only been 15 years?”
No data is truly unstructured; it’s just a term we use to say when we would like it in a different structure than it is in TO DO valuable something with it. The vacuum robot is terrific in an empty room, but that’s not what you want to clean.
The one thing we want to do with data is…. To throw it into a tool with a standardized input format, a notebook, a pandas library, a database, an ETL tool, whatever you have going on. And that requires order - structure.
In the book Blitzscaling, Reid Hoffman and Chris Yeh talk about how Mark Pincus at Zynga was criticized for having a BI team five times the size of other companies. “Zynga must be dumped.” Actually, though, collecting that data enabled Zynga to test out ideas and develop games to success at a breathtaking speed.
And all of that is simply by focusing on decision-making.
So this is for you, all those businesses, stubborn or not, that really believe for them the right place to start is with decision-making and are willing to commit to this way.