Apr 30, 20: #AnalyticsClub #Newsletter (Events, Tips, News & more..)

Warning: file_get_contents(http://events.analytics.club/tw/eventpull.php?cat=WEB): failed to open stream: HTTP request failed! in /home3/vishaltao/public_html/mytao/script/includeit.php on line 15

Warning: file_get_contents(http://events.analytics.club/tw/eventpull.php?cat=WEB): failed to open stream: HTTP request failed! in /home3/vishaltao/public_html/mytao/script/includeit.php on line 15

Warning: file_get_contents(http://events.analytics.club/tw/eventpull.php?cat=WEB): failed to open stream: HTTP request failed! in /home3/vishaltao/public_html/mytao/script/includeit.php on line 15

Warning: file_get_contents(http://events.analytics.club/tw/eventpull.php?cat=WEB): failed to open stream: HTTP request failed! in /home3/vishaltao/public_html/mytao/script/includeit.php on line 15

Warning: file_get_contents(http://events.analytics.club/tw/eventpull.php?cat=WEB): failed to open stream: HTTP request failed! in /home3/vishaltao/public_html/mytao/script/includeit.php on line 15

Warning: file_get_contents(http://events.analytics.club/tw/eventpull.php?cat=WEB): failed to open stream: HTTP request failed! in /home3/vishaltao/public_html/mytao/script/includeit.php on line 15

Warning: file_get_contents(http://news.analyticsweek.com/tw/newspull.php): failed to open stream: HTTP request failed! in /home3/vishaltao/public_html/mytao/script/includeit.php on line 15

Warning: file_get_contents(http://news.analyticsweek.com/tw/newspull.php): failed to open stream: HTTP request failed! in /home3/vishaltao/public_html/mytao/script/includeit.php on line 15

Warning: file_get_contents(http://news.analyticsweek.com/tw/newspull.php): failed to open stream: HTTP request failed! in /home3/vishaltao/public_html/mytao/script/includeit.php on line 15

[  COVER OF THE WEEK ]

image
Convincing  Source

[ AnalyticsWeek BYTES]

>> Why On-Premises App Analytics Is the Way to Go by analyticsweek

>> Respondents Needed for a Study about the Use of Net Scores and Mean Scores in Customer Experience Management by bobehayes

>> FinTech: finance in the era of big data and analytics by administrator

Wanna write? Click Here

[ FEATURED COURSE]

Tackle Real Data Challenges

image

Learn scalable data management, evaluate big data technologies, and design effective visualizations…. more

[ FEATURED READ]

Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder

image

Antifragile is a standalone book in Nassim Nicholas Taleb’s landmark Incerto series, an investigation of opacity, luck, uncertainty, probability, human error, risk, and decision-making in a world we don’t understand. The… more

[ TIPS & TRICKS OF THE WEEK]

Data Analytics Success Starts with Empowerment
Being Data Driven is not as much of a tech challenge as it is an adoption challenge. Adoption has it’s root in cultural DNA of any organization. Great data driven organizations rungs the data driven culture into the corporate DNA. A culture of connection, interactions, sharing and collaboration is what it takes to be data driven. Its about being empowered more than its about being educated.

[ DATA SCIENCE Q&A]

Q:Explain Tufte’s concept of ‘chart junk’?
A: All visuals elements in charts and graphs that are not necessary to comprehend the information represented, or that distract the viewer from this information

Examples of unnecessary elements include:
– Unnecessary text
– Heavy or dark grid lines
– Ornamented chart axes
– Pictures
– Background
– Unnecessary dimensions
– Elements depicted out of scale to one another
– 3-D simulations in line or bar charts

Source

[ VIDEO OF THE WEEK]

Understanding How Fitness Tracker Works via @SciThinkers #STEM #STEAM

 Understanding How Fitness Tracker Works via @SciThinkers #STEM #STEAM

Subscribe to  Youtube

[ QUOTE OF THE WEEK]

You can have data without information, but you cannot have information without data. – Daniel Keys Moran

[ PODCAST OF THE WEEK]

#BigData @AnalyticsWeek #FutureOfData #Podcast with  John Young, @Epsilonmktg

 #BigData @AnalyticsWeek #FutureOfData #Podcast with John Young, @Epsilonmktg

Subscribe 

iTunes  GooglePlay

[ FACT OF THE WEEK]

Distributed computing (performing computing tasks using a network of computers in the cloud) is very real. Google GOOGL -0.53% uses it every day to involve about 1,000 computers in answering a single search query, which takes no more than 0.2 seconds to complete.

Sourced from: Analytics.CLUB #WEB Newsletter

Enabling Olympic-level performance and productivity for Delta Lake on Databricks

Databricks lakehouse performance

 

Recently, Databricks introduced Delta Lake, a new analytics platform that combines the best elements of data lakes and data warehouses in a paradigm it calls a “lakehouse.” Delta Lake expands the breadth and depth of use cases that Databricks customers can enjoy. Databricks provides a unified analytics platform that provides robust support for use cases ranging from simple reporting to complex data warehousing to real-time machine learning.

If you use Delta Lake, you have just one place to put data and one place to deploy your jobs, making your architectures more streamlined. And for Databricks users, as with any technology developers who want things streamlined, a tool like Talend Data Fabric that automates processes can become a “killer app” thanks to the improvement it brings in things like productivity, manageability, and governance.

The ‘magic’ of Delta Lake

Databricks is well-known as the team that invented Spark and the first company to commercialize it in a cloud-based environment. Not resting on those laurels, Databricks took another leap forward with Delta Lake, which expands Spark’s processing power with robust database capabilities to serve data to downstream systems. With the introduction of Delta Lake, Databricks has introduced a new file format called Delta that allows for ACID transactions, data history (a.k.a. time travel), schema enforcement (i.e. a string field must be a string), schema evolution, and the ability to continuously stream data including updates.

Using Delta Lake, the general pattern is to have a “multi-hop” architecture that lands data into ingestion tables (Bronze), then refines those tables with a common data schema and standardized data for consistency (Silver), then publishes that data as features or aggregated data store (Gold).

Data professionals encounter unique challenges at each of those steps, which are represented in this figure.

 

3 levels of Data Lake

Figure 1: Image from http://delta.io

Let’s talk about the requirements for building a trusted lakehouse and how Talend can help you prepare and publish trusted data to all downstream users.

 

Building a lakehouse with Talend – Earn your Olympic medal

The figure above shows three logical data stages:

  • Bronze data ingested from external systems into a raw or landing zone
  • Silver data, refined as tables in a common data model in which the data conforms to quality expectations
  • Gold data, ready to finalize and apply in data science models and machine learning techniques

 

Bronze — ingestion

Most organizations have hundreds of sources they might need data from. Some are simple, like .CSV files, while others are complicated API-based integrations like Salesforce and Marketo. To populate  a lakehouse for historical analytics, you need to perform a one-time ingestion (bulk load) of existing records.  If you want to keep your data current, as most organizations do,  you need to replicate incremental changes to the lakehouse on a scheduled basis, moving only new or changed data each time.

Remove the barriers to data ingestion

Stitch Data Loader for Databricks Delta: This month, we added Delta Lake on Databricks as a supported destination for Stitch Data Loader. Stitch is a cloud-first platform for simple data ingestion and replication.

All Databricks users now have a very quick, easy, and reliable way to ingest data from more than 100 SaaS and database sources into their lakehouses. It take only minutes to set up a Stitch replication job and begin loading data into Delta Lake. There’s no coding, nothing to install —Stitch makes data ingestion easy for everyone, including nontechnical users.

If you’re building BI reports on the raw “Bronze” data, you‘re ready to go.

 

Silver – refined tables

At the “Silver” level your data is ready to use in business intelligence and enterprise reporting. It’s in a common data model and the data content itself has gone through your data quality rules, ensuring that it meets your organization’s expectations for trusted data.

However, most of the time, you’re dealing with more than one data source. and two or more sources seldom have the same schema. You need a common schema, and that requires a mapping exercise to have the data from the ingestion tables match the schema of the refined tables. Once you have a common data structure, you have to consider the issue of data conformity. Is the data standardized?

Is a State field a two-letter abbreviation (e.g. NY) or is it spelled out (New York)?

Is Phone Number standardized (e.g. for US number is it (415) 555-1212 or 415-555-1212 or 4155551212)?

These simple examples; things can get more complicated when it comes to internal data (e.g. sales stages, product codes, customer statuses, etc.).

Assuming you have a data structure that conforms to a standard, what about duplication — especially for reference data, master data, and dimension data?

Although you can find duplicates easily when things field contents are exactly the same (John Smith in CRM and John Smith in your billing system), what happens when data sets differ, yet refer to the same person, organization, place, or thing? For example, John Van Ofen who lives at 123 Hanover St and Johan Vanoven who lives at 123 Hanover Strasse could be the same person.

Data must be restructured to a common format. It must meet organizational standards and it needs to be deduplicated.  Talend Data Fabric, with its suite of transformation and data quality components, can standardize the data and automatically correct it, ensuring your lakehouse data is refined enough to be at the “Silver” level.

  See our data quality documentation for a full description of our data quality features, or download the Definitive Guide to Data Quality to learn how to stop bad data before it enters your system.  

Much like a toolbox, Talend Data Fabric allows data engineers to quickly find components that can solve their data transformation or data quality challenges.

 

Gold – feature engineering and aggregate data store

Once you have all the data loaded into a common structure, you should trust the quality of that data. Now, the final step is to identify the features, the  field, or combination of fields to use in your data science and machine learning algorithms. At this step you can create aggregations that simplify model development.

Aggregation

Aggregation is a common function in data analytics.

Talend offers many aggregation components, including count, min, max, sum, average, median, mean, and others, and uses mappings to apply the components to perform these calculations.

Feature engineering

Feature engineering is an integral step in machine learning. Ensuring that your machine learning models have measurable properties or characteristics (called features) will not only makes the data compatible for the model, it improves the accuracy and performance of the model.  Feature engineering is the process of transforming, standardizing, and preparing the data for the ML model.

There are many aspects to feature engineering, and although this article will not attempt to describe them all, these techniques are well described in “Fundamental Techniques of Feature Engineering for Machine Learning”.

This article highlights the key Feature Engineering functions needed.  These include:

  • Imputation – filling in values that are not present in source
  • Handling Outliers – finding and disregarding values that are outliers
  • Binning – grouping data into common “bins” (i.e. converting values to “High”, “Medium”, “Low” groupings)
  • Log Transform – standardize numerical data to correct for magnitude differences
  • One-Hot Encoding – turn categorical data into a table of 1’s and 0’s making it easy to consume for a ML model
  • Grouping Operations – Organizing the data into a pivot table
  • Feature Split – Decomposing a value into constituent parts (i.e. full name into first, middle, last)
  • Scaling – normalizing numeric values into a range between 0 and 1 and standardizing the scales by considering standard deviations
  • Extracting Date – identify the day, month, year, time between dates, holidays, weekends, etc.

As I look at each of these tactics in feature engineering, I keep checking them off as transformation functions or data quality functions that are provided in Talend Studio as “out of the box” components. In fact Talend offers many more ML prep components and a full description can be found in our online documentation.

 

Talend supports key Databricks infrastructure

Delta Lake users need the ability to leverage the Databricks platform and the core Spark and Delta Lake technologies.

Talend has been the leader in native Spark code generation dating back to the first commercial releases of Spark. Native code generation ensures that the logic defined in Talend Studio translates to the highest performance execution while ensuring that code follows the standard practices of Databricks.

With the latest release, Talend adds production-level support for reading and writing Delta  tables. Because Data Fabric supports Spark DataSets and DataFrames, Talend jobs can attain the highest performance possible with the easiest way to define workloads.

Power to the people

We surveyed hundreds of Talend customers using Databricks and asked them what data sources they want to load into a lakehouse, whether they want to make a one-time copy or they have an ongoing replication need, and what user profile they want to perform this work.

More than 70% of the respondents said they wanted data from cloud-based sales and marketing applications such as Salesforce, Marketo, and Google Ads. They said they want to do an initial bulk load of data, then keep the lakehouse refreshed at least every day; many said they wanted data refreshed at least every 15 minutes. Lastly, while data engineers made up a significant number of responses for the roles that asked for this, even more data scientists and business analysts were interested.

 

Summary

With built-in capabilities to ingest data into Bronze tables, refine that data into Silver tables, and finalize that data for data science and ML into your Gold tables, Talend provides the complete breadth of functions to build and maintain data pipelines. With the simple configuration setting that targets Databricks, you can deploy any level of data pipelines, data quality, and data governance easily. With Talend, you have an end-to-end data management platform to support BI analytics, data engineering, data science, and machine learning use cases .

 

 

The post Enabling Olympic-level performance and productivity for Delta Lake on Databricks appeared first on Talend Real-Time Open Source Data Integration Software.

Source: Enabling Olympic-level performance and productivity for Delta Lake on Databricks

Apr 23, 20: #AnalyticsClub #Newsletter (Events, Tips, News & more..)

Warning: file_get_contents(http://events.analytics.club/tw/eventpull.php?cat=WEB): failed to open stream: HTTP request failed! in /home3/vishaltao/public_html/mytao/script/includeit.php on line 15

Warning: file_get_contents(http://events.analytics.club/tw/eventpull.php?cat=WEB): failed to open stream: HTTP request failed! in /home3/vishaltao/public_html/mytao/script/includeit.php on line 15

Warning: file_get_contents(http://events.analytics.club/tw/eventpull.php?cat=WEB): failed to open stream: HTTP request failed! in /home3/vishaltao/public_html/mytao/script/includeit.php on line 15

Warning: file_get_contents(http://events.analytics.club/tw/eventpull.php?cat=WEB): failed to open stream: HTTP request failed! in /home3/vishaltao/public_html/mytao/script/includeit.php on line 15

Warning: file_get_contents(http://events.analytics.club/tw/eventpull.php?cat=WEB): failed to open stream: HTTP request failed! in /home3/vishaltao/public_html/mytao/script/includeit.php on line 15

Warning: file_get_contents(http://events.analytics.club/tw/eventpull.php?cat=WEB): failed to open stream: HTTP request failed! in /home3/vishaltao/public_html/mytao/script/includeit.php on line 15

Warning: file_get_contents(http://news.analyticsweek.com/tw/newspull.php): failed to open stream: HTTP request failed! in /home3/vishaltao/public_html/mytao/script/includeit.php on line 15

Warning: file_get_contents(http://news.analyticsweek.com/tw/newspull.php): failed to open stream: HTTP request failed! in /home3/vishaltao/public_html/mytao/script/includeit.php on line 15

Warning: file_get_contents(http://news.analyticsweek.com/tw/newspull.php): failed to open stream: HTTP request failed! in /home3/vishaltao/public_html/mytao/script/includeit.php on line 15

[  COVER OF THE WEEK ]

image
Accuracy check  Source

[ AnalyticsWeek BYTES]

>> Your Firm’s Culture Need to Catch Up with its Business Analytics? by analyticsweekpick

>> Visit the intersection of Data Scientists and Practitioners of technology by v1shal

>> Feb 21, 19: #AnalyticsClub #Newsletter (Events, Tips, News & more..) by admin

Wanna write? Click Here

[ FEATURED COURSE]

Probability & Statistics

image

This course introduces students to the basic concepts and logic of statistical reasoning and gives the students introductory-level practical ability to choose, generate, and properly interpret appropriate descriptive and… more

[ FEATURED READ]

The Industries of the Future

image

The New York Times bestseller, from leading innovation expert Alec Ross, a “fascinating vision” (Forbes) of what’s next for the world and how to navigate the changes the future will bring…. more

[ TIPS & TRICKS OF THE WEEK]

Data Have Meaning
We live in a Big Data world in which everything is quantified. While the emphasis of Big Data has been focused on distinguishing the three characteristics of data (the infamous three Vs), we need to be cognizant of the fact that data have meaning. That is, the numbers in your data represent something of interest, an outcome that is important to your business. The meaning of those numbers is about the veracity of your data.

[ DATA SCIENCE Q&A]

Q:Define: quality assurance, six sigma?
A: Quality assurance:
– A way of preventing mistakes or defects in manufacturing products or when delivering services to customers
– In a machine learning context: anomaly detection

Six sigma:
– Set of techniques and tools for process improvement
– 99.99966% of products are defect-free products (3.4 per 1 million)
– 6 standard deviation from the process mean

Source

[ VIDEO OF THE WEEK]

The History and Use of R

 The History and Use of R

Subscribe to  Youtube

[ QUOTE OF THE WEEK]

Hiding within those mounds of data is knowledge that could change the life of a patient, or change the world. – Atul Butte, Stanford

[ PODCAST OF THE WEEK]

Harsh Tiwari talks about fabric of data driven leader in Financial Sector #FutureOfData #Podcast

 Harsh Tiwari talks about fabric of data driven leader in Financial Sector #FutureOfData #Podcast

Subscribe 

iTunes  GooglePlay

[ FACT OF THE WEEK]

Poor data across businesses and the government costs the U.S. economy $3.1 trillion dollars a year.

Sourced from: Analytics.CLUB #WEB Newsletter

Apr 16, 20: #AnalyticsClub #Newsletter (Events, Tips, News & more..)

Warning: file_get_contents(http://events.analytics.club/tw/eventpull.php?cat=WEB): failed to open stream: HTTP request failed! in /home3/vishaltao/public_html/mytao/script/includeit.php on line 15

Warning: file_get_contents(http://events.analytics.club/tw/eventpull.php?cat=WEB): failed to open stream: HTTP request failed! in /home3/vishaltao/public_html/mytao/script/includeit.php on line 15

Warning: file_get_contents(http://events.analytics.club/tw/eventpull.php?cat=WEB): failed to open stream: HTTP request failed! in /home3/vishaltao/public_html/mytao/script/includeit.php on line 15

Warning: file_get_contents(http://events.analytics.club/tw/eventpull.php?cat=WEB): failed to open stream: HTTP request failed! in /home3/vishaltao/public_html/mytao/script/includeit.php on line 15

Warning: file_get_contents(http://events.analytics.club/tw/eventpull.php?cat=WEB): failed to open stream: HTTP request failed! in /home3/vishaltao/public_html/mytao/script/includeit.php on line 15

Warning: file_get_contents(http://events.analytics.club/tw/eventpull.php?cat=WEB): failed to open stream: HTTP request failed! in /home3/vishaltao/public_html/mytao/script/includeit.php on line 15

Warning: file_get_contents(http://news.analyticsweek.com/tw/newspull.php): failed to open stream: HTTP request failed! in /home3/vishaltao/public_html/mytao/script/includeit.php on line 15

Warning: file_get_contents(http://news.analyticsweek.com/tw/newspull.php): failed to open stream: HTTP request failed! in /home3/vishaltao/public_html/mytao/script/includeit.php on line 15

Warning: file_get_contents(http://news.analyticsweek.com/tw/newspull.php): failed to open stream: HTTP request failed! in /home3/vishaltao/public_html/mytao/script/includeit.php on line 15

[  COVER OF THE WEEK ]

image
Data interpretation  Source

[ AnalyticsWeek BYTES]

>> Neural Networks Can Predict Time of Death- AI Digest II by administrator

>> Artificial Intelligence and Robotic Process Automation: a Match Made in Heaven by administrator

>> July 2019 Newsletter by administrator

Wanna write? Click Here

[ FEATURED COURSE]

CPSC 540 Machine Learning

image

Machine learning (ML) is one of the fastest growing areas of science. It is largely responsible for the rise of giant data companies such as Google, and it has been central to the development of lucrative products, such … more

[ FEATURED READ]

The Misbehavior of Markets: A Fractal View of Financial Turbulence

image

Mathematical superstar and inventor of fractal geometry, Benoit Mandelbrot, has spent the past forty years studying the underlying mathematics of space and natural patterns. What many of his followers don’t realize is th… more

[ TIPS & TRICKS OF THE WEEK]

Keeping Biases Checked during the last mile of decision making
Today a data driven leader, a data scientist or a data driven expert is always put to test by helping his team solve a problem using his skills and expertise. Believe it or not but a part of that decision tree is derived from the intuition that adds a bias in our judgement that makes the suggestions tainted. Most skilled professionals do understand and handle the biases well, but in few cases, we give into tiny traps and could find ourselves trapped in those biases which impairs the judgement. So, it is important that we keep the intuition bias in check when working on a data problem.

[ DATA SCIENCE Q&A]

Q:What is A/B testing?
A: * Two-sample hypothesis testing
* Randomized experiments with two variants: A and B
* A: control; B: variation
* User-experience design: identify changes to web pages that increase clicks on a banner
* Current website: control; NULL hypothesis
* New version: variation; alternative hypothesis

Source

[ VIDEO OF THE WEEK]

Future of HR is more Relationship than Data - Scott Kramer @ValpoU #JobsOfFuture #Podcast

 Future of HR is more Relationship than Data – Scott Kramer @ValpoU #JobsOfFuture #Podcast

Subscribe to  Youtube

[ QUOTE OF THE WEEK]

You can have data without information, but you cannot have information without data. – Daniel Keys Moran

[ PODCAST OF THE WEEK]

#BigData @AnalyticsWeek #FutureOfData #Podcast with @ScottZoldi, @FICO

 #BigData @AnalyticsWeek #FutureOfData #Podcast with @ScottZoldi, @FICO

Subscribe 

iTunes  GooglePlay

[ FACT OF THE WEEK]

In the developed economies of Europe, government administrators could save more than €100 billion ($149 billion) in operational efficiency improvements alone by using big data, not including using big data to reduce fraud and errors and boost the collection of tax revenues.

Sourced from: Analytics.CLUB #WEB Newsletter

Hilarious 12 tweets from 2012 VP Debate

Hilarious 12 tweets from 2012 VP Debate

From Joe Biden’s smirks, smiles, laughs, sharp elbows and impolite interruptions to Paul Ryan’s focussed and serious attitude, 2012 VP debate was all fun and informative. Both the sides were trying to be reasonable and focussed. Along the way we got an ocean of hilarious tweets that emerged and made us laugh.

Here is my list of 12 tweets that stood out in yesterday’s debate:

Patton Oswalt — Ryan is a nervous Walmart manager. Biden is an irate customer with the receipt, the warranty & he’s friends w/ the store owner. #debate

Josh Branson — BREAKING: Post-debate poll has … Biden interrupting the results. #vpdebate

Bill Maher ‏‪— Hello 9 1 1? There s an old man beating a child on my tv

GuyEndoreKaiser — Tonight’s debate is scheduled for ninety minutes, but Paul Ryan is already claiming he can finish in fifty something.

Kelly Oxford — While Ryan speaks, Biden looks like he’s trying to order a drink at the bar and the bartender is ignoring him. #vpdebate

Jill Morris ‏‪– The VP candidates get to sit because they’re exhausted from standing up for our values. ‪#VPDebate

Paul Ryan Gosling ‏‪– Hey girl, I’m not taking nervous sips of water, I’m drinking every time Biden laughs at me. ‪#vpdebate

Jose Antonio Vargas ‏‪– Before this ‪#VPDebate, ‪@JoeBiden had a Venti macchiato and two cans of Red Bull.

Morgan Murphy ‏‪– Biden’s teeth are so white they’re voting for Romney. ‪#VPDebate

hilarious 12 tweets from 2012 VP debateIndecision ‏‪– Watered-down sanctions are the worst. You need four just to get tipsy. ‪#vpdebate

James Garrett ‏‪– I kind of feel like Joe Biden is Kanye and Paul Ryan is Taylor Swift. ‪#VPDebate

National Review ‏‪– Wait, is Biden yelling at Martha Raddatz right now? I thought he was debating Paul Ryan…‪#VPDebate

Jeffrey Wisenbaugh ‏‪– Biden is yelling less. I think it’s getting closer to his bed time. ‪#sleepy ‪#VPDebate

Chad Schomber ‏‪– To think, all this just to sway 4-6% of undecided voters. And those folks are not watching the ‪#VPdebate

Seth Masket ‏‪– Actually, this is like if Aaron Sorkin wrote an exchange between the Skipper and Gilligan. ‪#vpdebate

*image source RRStar

Source

100 Greatest Quotes On Leadership

leadership
So, are you seeking something inspirational today, how about some great quotes from some great leaders. I have compiled my top 100 inspirational quotes on leadership and management. I am sure there are some other great quotes that very well deserve to be part of the list but are not captured by me. I would appreciate if you could share them by adding in comment sections or emailing them to me. Also, don;t forget to watch the TEDTalk about “Simon Sinek: How great leaders inspire action“. Now without further delay, here is the list.

  1. A good general not only sees the way to victory; he also knows when victory is impossible. ~Polybius
  2. A good leader is a person who takes a little more than his share of the blame and a little less than his share of the credit. ~John Maxwell
  3. A good objective of leadership is to help those who are doing poorly to do well and to help those who are doing well to do even better. ~Jim Rohn
  4. A good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan executed next week. ~George Patton
  5. A great person attracts great people and knows how to hold them together. ~Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
  6. A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves. ~Lao Tzu
  7. A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don’t necessarily want to go, but ought to be. ~Rosalynn Carter
  8. A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd. ~Max Lucado
  9. A true leader always keeps an element of surprise up his sleeve, which others cannot grasp but which keeps his public excited and breathless. ~Charles de Gaulle
  10. A true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decisions, and the compassion to listen to the needs of others. He does not set out to be a leader, but becomes one by the equality of his actions and the integrity of his intent. ~Douglas MacArthur
  11. All of the great leaders have had one characteristic in common: it was the willingness to confront unequivocally the major anxiety of their people in their time. This, and not much else, is the essence of leadership. ~John Kenneth Galbraith
  12. Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much. ~Helen Keller
  13. As a small businessperson, you have no greater leverage than the truth. ~John Whittier
  14. As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others. ~Bill Gates
  15. Authenticity is the alignment of head, mouth, heart, and feet ~thinking, saying, feeling, and doing the same thing ~consistently. This builds trust, and followers love leaders they can trust. ~Lance Secretan
  16. Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others. ~Jack Welch
  17. Do what you feel in your heart to be right–for you’ll be criticized anyway. ~Eleanor Roosevelt
  18. Don’t tell people how to do things, tell them what to do and let them surprise you with their results. ~George S. Patton Jr.
  19. Don’t waste your energy trying to educate or change opinions; go over, under, through, and opinions will change organically when you’re the boss. Or they won’t. Who cares? Do your thing, and don’t care if they like it. ~Tina Fey, Bossypants
  20. Effective leadership is putting first things first. Effective management is discipline, carrying it out. ~Stephen Covey
  21. Good leadership consists of showing average people how to do the work of superior people. ~John D. Rockefeller
  22. Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers, who can cut through argument, debate, and doubt to offer a solution everybody can understand. ~General Colin Powell
  23. Great leaders are not defined by the absence of weakness, but rather by the presence of clear strengths. ~John Zenger
  24. He who has never learned to obey cannot be a good commander. ~Aristotle
  25. I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure, which is: Try to please everybody. ~Herbert Swope
  26. I had no idea that being your authentic self could make me as rich as I’ve become. If I had, I’d have done it a lot earlier. ~Oprah Winfrey
  27. I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious. ~Albert Einstein
  28. I have three precious things which I hold fast and prize. The first is gentleness; the second is frugality; the third is humility, which keeps me from putting myself before others. Be gentle and you can be bold; be frugal and you can be liberal; avoid putting yourself before others and you can become a leader among men. ~Lao Tzu
  29. I start with the premise that the function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers. ~Ralph Nader
  30. I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles; but today it means getting along with people. ~Mohandas Gandhi
  31. I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder. ~Gilbert K Chesterton
  32. If you tell me, it’s an essay. If you show me, it’s a story. ~Barbara Greene
  33. If your actions create a legacy that inspires others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, then, you are an excellent leader. ~Dolly Parton
  34. If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader. ~John Quincy Adams
  35. In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. ~Thomas Jefferson
  36. Individuals play the game, but teams beat the odds. ~SEAL Team Saying
  37. Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower. ~Steve Jobs
  38. It is a curious thing, Harry, but perhaps those who are best suited to power are those who have never sought it. Those who, like you, have leadership thrust upon them, and take up the mantle because they must, and find to their own surprise that they wear it well. ~J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  39. It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front, especially when you celebrate victory when nice things occur. You take the front line when there is danger. Then people will appreciate your leadership. ~Nelson Mandela
  40. It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change. –Charles Darwin
  41. Jesus said several times, Come, follow me. His was a program of do what I do, rather than do what I say. His innate brilliance would have permitted him to put on a dazzling display, but that would have left his followers far behind. He walked and worked with those he was to serve. His was not a long~distance leadership. He was not afraid of close friendships; he was not afraid that proximity to him would disappoint his followers. The leaven of true leadership cannot lift others unless we are with and serve those to be led. ~Spencer W. Kimball
  42. Just because something isn’t a lie does not mean that it isn’t deceptive. A liar knows that he is a liar, but one who speaks mere portions of truth in order to deceive is a craftsman of destruction. ~Criss Jami
  43. Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others. ~Robert Louis Stevenson
  44. Leaders are not, as we are often led to think, people who go along with huge crowds following them. Leaders are people who go their own way without caring, or even looking to see, whether anyone is following them. Leadership qualities are not the qualities that enable people to attract followers, but those that enable them to do without them. They include, at the very least, courage, endurance, patience, humor, flexibility, resourcefulness, stubbornness, a keen sense of reality, and the ability to keep a cool and clear head, even when things are going badly. True leaders, in short, do not make people into followers, but into other leaders. ~John Holt, Teach Your Own: The John Holt Book Of Homeschooling
  45. Leaders aren’t born, they are made. And they are made just like anything else, through hard work. And that’s the price we’ll have to pay to achieve that goal, or any goal. ~Vince Lombardi
  46. Leaders must be close enough to relate to others, but far enough ahead to motivate them. ~John C. Maxwell
  47. Leaders think and talk about the solutions. Followers think and talk about the problems. ~Brian Tracy
  48. Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other. ~John F. Kennedy
  49. Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be without one, be without the strategy. ~Norman Schwarzkopf
  50. Leadership is not about titles, positions or flowcharts. It is about one life influencing another. ~John C. Maxwell
  51. Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality. ~Warren G. Bennis
  52. Leadership should be born out of the understanding of the needs of those who would be affected by it. ~Marian Anderson
  53. Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it. ~Charles Swindoll
  54. Management is about arranging and telling. Leadership is about nurturing and enhancing. ~Tom Peters
  55. Men make history and not the other way around. In periods where there is no leadership, society stands still. Progress occurs when courageous, skillful leaders seize the opportunity to change things for the better. ~Harry S. Truman
  56. My father had a simple test that helps me measure my own leadership quotient: When you are out of the office he once asked me, does you staff carry on remarkable well without you? ~Martha Peak
  57. Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, concerned citizens can change world. Indeed it is the only thing that ever has. ~Margaret Mead
  58. Never give an order that can’t be obeyed. ~General Douglas MacArthur
  59. Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity. ~General George Patton
  60. No man is good enough to govern another man without that other’s consent. ~Abraham Lincoln
  61. Not the cry, but the flight of a wild duck, leads the flock to fly and follow. ~Chinese Proverb
  62. Nothing so conclusively proves a man’s ability to lead others as what he does from day to day to lead himself. ~Thomas J. Watson Sr.
  63. One of the tests of leadership is the ability to recognize a problem before it becomes an emergency. ~Arnold Glasow
  64. Our chief want is someone who will inspire us to be what we know we could be. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
  65. Outstanding leaders go out of their way to boost the self~esteem of their personnel. If people believe in themselves, it’s amazing what they can accomplish. ~Sam Walton
  66. People buy into the leader before they buy into the vision. ~John Maxwell
  67. Personally, I like it much better when someone else does the decision making. That way you have legitimate grounds to whine and complain. I tend to find both whining and complaining quite interesting and amusing, though sometimes~~unfortunately~~it’s hard to choose which one of the two I want to do. Sigh. LIfe can be so tough sometimes. ~Brandon Sanderson, Alcatraz Versus the Scrivener’s Bones
  68. Power isn’t control at all ~power is strength, and giving that strength to others. A leader isn’t someone who forces others to make him stronger; a leader is someone willing to give his strength to others that they may have the strength to stand on their own. ~Beth Revis, Across the Universe
  69. Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. ~Leonardo daVinci
  70. So much of what we call management consists in making it difficult for people to work. ~Peter Drucker
  71. Storytelling is the most powerful way to put ideas into the world today. ~Robert McKee
  72. The adventure of life is to learn. The purpose of life is to grow. The nature of life is to change. The challenge of life is to overcome. The essence of life is to care. The opportunity of like is to serve. The secret of life is to dare. The spice of life is to befriend. The beauty of life is to give. ~William Arthur Ward
  73. The art of leadership is saying no, not saying yes. It is very easy to say yes. ~Tony Blair
  74. The best leader is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and the self~restraint to keep from meddling with them while they do it. ~Theodore Roosevelt
  75. The challenge of leadership is to be strong, but not rude; be kind, but not weak; be bold, but not bully; be thoughtful, but not lazy; be humble, but not timid; be proud, but not arrogant; have humor, but without folly. ~Jim Rohn
  76. The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them. They have either lost confidence that you can help them or concluded that you do not care. Either case is a failure of leadership. ~Colin Powell
  77. The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. In between, the leader is a servant. ~Max DePree
  78. The greatest leader is not necessarily the one who does the greatest things. He is the one that gets the people to do the greatest things. ~Ronald Reagan
  79. The greatest leaders mobilize others by coalescing people around a shared vision. ~Ken Blanchard
  80. The leader has to be practical and a realist yet must talk the language of the visionary and the idealist. ~Eric Hoffer
  81. The leaders who work most effectively, it seems to me, never say ‘I’. And that’s not because they have trained themselves not to say ‘I’. They don’t think ‘I’. They think ‘we’; they think ‘team’. They understand their job to be to make the team function. They accept responsibility and don’t sidestep it, but ‘we’ gets the credit…. This is what creates trust, what enables you to get the task done. ~Peter F. Drucker
  82. The leadership instinct you were born with is the backbone. You develop the funny bone and the wishbone that go with it. ~Elaine Agather
  83. The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires. ~William Arthur Ward
  84. The most basic of all human needs is the need to understand and be understood. The best way to understand people is to listen to them. ~Ralph Nichols
  85. The only way to do great work is to love the work you do. ~Steve Jobs
  86. The supreme quality for leadership is unquestionably integrity. Without it, no real success is possible, no matter whether it is on a section gang, a football field, in an army, or in an office. ~Dwight D. Eisenhower
  87. The very essence of leadership is that you have to have a vision. It’s got to be a vision you articulate clearly and forcefully on every occasion. You can’t blow an uncertain trumpet. ~Reverend Theodore Hesburgh
  88. There is no persuasiveness more effectual than the transparency of a single heart, of a sincere life. ~Joseph Berber Lightfoot 
  89. To do great things is difficult; but to command great things is more difficult. ~Friedrich Nietzsche
  90. To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart. ~Eleanor Roosevelt
  91. To have long term success as a coach or in any position of leadership, you have to be obsessed in some way. ~Pat Riley
  92. True leadership lies in guiding others to success. In ensuring that everyone is performing at their best, doing the work they are pledged to do and doing it well. ~Bill Owens
  93. We know that leadership is very much related to change. As the pace of change accelerates, there is naturally a greater need for effective leadership. ~John Kotter
  94. When I give a minister an order, I leave it to him to find the means to carry it out. ~Napoleon Bonaparte
  95. You are good. But it is not enough just to be good. You must be good for something. You must contribute good to the world. The world must be a better place for your presence. And the good that is in you must be spread to others…. ~Gordon B. Hinckley
  96. You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand. ~Woodrow Wilson
  97. You don’t lead by pointing and telling people some place to go. You lead by going to that place and making a case. ~Ken Kesey
  98. You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing you think you cannot do. ~Eleanor Roosevelt
  99. You have to be burning with an idea, or a problem, or a wrong that you want to right. If you’re not passionate enough from the start, you’ll never stick it out. ~Steve Jobs
  100. Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning. ~Bill Gates

Here is a TED Talk on how great leaders inspire action:

Originally Posted at: 100 Greatest Quotes On Leadership by v1shal

Apr 09, 20: #AnalyticsClub #Newsletter (Events, Tips, News & more..)

Warning: file_get_contents(http://events.analytics.club/tw/eventpull.php?cat=WEB): failed to open stream: HTTP request failed! in /home3/vishaltao/public_html/mytao/script/includeit.php on line 15

Warning: file_get_contents(http://events.analytics.club/tw/eventpull.php?cat=WEB): failed to open stream: HTTP request failed! in /home3/vishaltao/public_html/mytao/script/includeit.php on line 15

Warning: file_get_contents(http://events.analytics.club/tw/eventpull.php?cat=WEB): failed to open stream: HTTP request failed! in /home3/vishaltao/public_html/mytao/script/includeit.php on line 15

Warning: file_get_contents(http://events.analytics.club/tw/eventpull.php?cat=WEB): failed to open stream: HTTP request failed! in /home3/vishaltao/public_html/mytao/script/includeit.php on line 15

Warning: file_get_contents(http://events.analytics.club/tw/eventpull.php?cat=WEB): failed to open stream: HTTP request failed! in /home3/vishaltao/public_html/mytao/script/includeit.php on line 15

Warning: file_get_contents(http://events.analytics.club/tw/eventpull.php?cat=WEB): failed to open stream: HTTP request failed! in /home3/vishaltao/public_html/mytao/script/includeit.php on line 15

Warning: file_get_contents(http://news.analyticsweek.com/tw/newspull.php): failed to open stream: HTTP request failed! in /home3/vishaltao/public_html/mytao/script/includeit.php on line 15

Warning: file_get_contents(http://news.analyticsweek.com/tw/newspull.php): failed to open stream: HTTP request failed! in /home3/vishaltao/public_html/mytao/script/includeit.php on line 15

Warning: file_get_contents(http://news.analyticsweek.com/tw/newspull.php): failed to open stream: HTTP request failed! in /home3/vishaltao/public_html/mytao/script/includeit.php on line 15

[  COVER OF THE WEEK ]

image
Data security  Source

[ AnalyticsWeek BYTES]

>> How To Calculate Lifetime Value [Infographic] by v1shal

>> How Artificial Intelligence (AI) is Helping the Insurance Industry in Automation by administrator

>> 7 data-driven ways to optimize your online store for mobile [Infographic] by administrator

Wanna write? Click Here

[ FEATURED COURSE]

Lean Analytics Workshop – Alistair Croll and Ben Yoskovitz

image

Use data to build a better startup faster in partnership with Geckoboard… more

[ FEATURED READ]

Research Design: Qualitative, Quantitative, and Mixed Methods Approaches, 4th Edition

image

The eagerly anticipated Fourth Edition of the title that pioneered the comparison of qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods research design is here! For all three approaches, Creswell includes a preliminary conside… more

[ TIPS & TRICKS OF THE WEEK]

Fix the Culture, spread awareness to get awareness
Adoption of analytics tools and capabilities has not yet caught up to industry standards. Talent has always been the bottleneck towards achieving the comparative enterprise adoption. One of the primal reason is lack of understanding and knowledge within the stakeholders. To facilitate wider adoption, data analytics leaders, users, and community members needs to step up to create awareness within the organization. An aware organization goes a long way in helping get quick buy-ins and better funding which ultimately leads to faster adoption. So be the voice that you want to hear from leadership.

[ DATA SCIENCE Q&A]

Q:How to efficiently scrape web data, or collect tons of tweets?
A: * Python example
* Requesting and fetching the webpage into the code: httplib2 module
* Parsing the content and getting the necessary info: BeautifulSoup from bs4 package
* Twitter API: the Python wrapper for performing API requests. It handles all the OAuth and API queries in a single Python interface
* MongoDB as the database
* PyMongo: the Python wrapper for interacting with the MongoDB database
* Cronjobs: a time based scheduler in order to run scripts at specific intervals; allows to bypass the “rate limit exceed” error

Source

[ VIDEO OF THE WEEK]

Big Data Introduction to D3

 Big Data Introduction to D3

Subscribe to  Youtube

[ QUOTE OF THE WEEK]

Getting information off the Internet is like taking a drink from a firehose. – Mitchell Kapor

[ PODCAST OF THE WEEK]

Harsh Tiwari talks about fabric of data driven leader in Financial Sector #FutureOfData #Podcast

 Harsh Tiwari talks about fabric of data driven leader in Financial Sector #FutureOfData #Podcast

Subscribe 

iTunes  GooglePlay

[ FACT OF THE WEEK]

The Hadoop (open source software for distributed computing) market is forecast to grow at a compound annual growth rate 58% surpassing $1 billion by 2020.

Sourced from: Analytics.CLUB #WEB Newsletter

Apr 02, 20: #AnalyticsClub #Newsletter (Events, Tips, News & more..)

Warning: file_get_contents(http://events.analytics.club/tw/eventpull.php?cat=WEB): failed to open stream: HTTP request failed! in /home3/vishaltao/public_html/mytao/script/includeit.php on line 15

Warning: file_get_contents(http://events.analytics.club/tw/eventpull.php?cat=WEB): failed to open stream: HTTP request failed! in /home3/vishaltao/public_html/mytao/script/includeit.php on line 15

Warning: file_get_contents(http://events.analytics.club/tw/eventpull.php?cat=WEB): failed to open stream: HTTP request failed! in /home3/vishaltao/public_html/mytao/script/includeit.php on line 15

Warning: file_get_contents(http://events.analytics.club/tw/eventpull.php?cat=WEB): failed to open stream: HTTP request failed! in /home3/vishaltao/public_html/mytao/script/includeit.php on line 15

Warning: file_get_contents(http://events.analytics.club/tw/eventpull.php?cat=WEB): failed to open stream: HTTP request failed! in /home3/vishaltao/public_html/mytao/script/includeit.php on line 15

Warning: file_get_contents(http://events.analytics.club/tw/eventpull.php?cat=WEB): failed to open stream: HTTP request failed! in /home3/vishaltao/public_html/mytao/script/includeit.php on line 15

Warning: file_get_contents(http://news.analyticsweek.com/tw/newspull.php): failed to open stream: HTTP request failed! in /home3/vishaltao/public_html/mytao/script/includeit.php on line 15

Warning: file_get_contents(http://news.analyticsweek.com/tw/newspull.php): failed to open stream: HTTP request failed! in /home3/vishaltao/public_html/mytao/script/includeit.php on line 15

Warning: file_get_contents(http://news.analyticsweek.com/tw/newspull.php): failed to open stream: HTTP request failed! in /home3/vishaltao/public_html/mytao/script/includeit.php on line 15

[  COVER OF THE WEEK ]

image
Data security  Source

[ AnalyticsWeek BYTES]

>> Overview: Talend Server Applications with Docker by analyticsweekpick

>> Danske Bank Uses Tech To Prevent Digital Fraud by analyticsweekpick

>> June 26, 2017 Health and Biotech analytics news roundup by pstein

Wanna write? Click Here

[ FEATURED COURSE]

Process Mining: Data science in Action

image

Process mining is the missing link between model-based process analysis and data-oriented analysis techniques. Through concrete data sets and easy to use software the course provides data science knowledge that can be ap… more

[ FEATURED READ]

Hypothesis Testing: A Visual Introduction To Statistical Significance

image

Statistical significance is a way of determining if an outcome occurred by random chance, or did something cause that outcome to be different than the expected baseline. Statistical significance calculations find their … more

[ TIPS & TRICKS OF THE WEEK]

Save yourself from zombie apocalypse from unscalable models
One living and breathing zombie in today’s analytical models is the pulsating absence of error bars. Not every model is scalable or holds ground with increasing data. Error bars that is tagged to almost every models should be duly calibrated. As business models rake in more data the error bars keep it sensible and in check. If error bars are not accounted for, we will make our models susceptible to failure leading us to halloween that we never wants to see.

[ DATA SCIENCE Q&A]

Q:You are compiling a report for user content uploaded every month and notice a spike in uploads in October. In particular, a spike in picture uploads. What might you think is the cause of this, and how would you test it?
A: * Halloween pictures?
* Look at uploads in countries that don’t observe Halloween as a sort of counter-factual analysis
* Compare uploads mean in October and uploads means with September: hypothesis testing

Source

[ VIDEO OF THE WEEK]

#BigData @AnalyticsWeek #FutureOfData #Podcast with Dr. Nipa Basu, @DnBUS

 #BigData @AnalyticsWeek #FutureOfData #Podcast with Dr. Nipa Basu, @DnBUS

Subscribe to  Youtube

[ QUOTE OF THE WEEK]

Data is the new science. Big Data holds the answers. – Pat Gelsinger

[ PODCAST OF THE WEEK]

#BigData @AnalyticsWeek #FutureOfData #Podcast with @DavidRose, @DittoLabs

 #BigData @AnalyticsWeek #FutureOfData #Podcast with @DavidRose, @DittoLabs

Subscribe 

iTunes  GooglePlay

[ FACT OF THE WEEK]

571 new websites are created every minute of the day.

Sourced from: Analytics.CLUB #WEB Newsletter