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Micro Stoppages: Big Problems Hiding in Plain Sight

Micro stoppages showed why collecting real-world data is critical   In a complex world, big problems often lurk just beneath the surface: hiding in plain sight. People do their best to record data, but it’s not something we are good at and rarely what we are paid to do. The place where we see or feel the pain usually gets …

New York Times Talks Data-Wrangling

I love the term “Data-Wrangling” used in a recent New York Times article entitled “For Big-Data Scientists, ‘Janitor Work’ Is Key Hurdle to Insights“.  The article explores the Big Data revolution and the development of software to automate the gathering, cleaning and organizing of disparate data and puts a name on the step that is critical but often missed in Big Data. …