Burgernomics

A few months ago I interviewed for a job in London. I’ve always wanted to live in Europe and this role seemed made for me. But moving from the U.S. to London is a big step, so when I was offered the position I of course turned to data to help me decide if I... Continue Reading →

Disinformation: An Ounce of Prevention

In the last article in our disinformation series, we focused on things that we as individuals can do to prevent the spread of disinformation -- false information that is intended to mislead its consumers. A better solution then would be to stop disinformation BEFORE it proliferates.

Disinformation: What Can You Do About It?

In the first post in this series on disinformation, I asked what we could do as a society to prevent or manage disinformation -- false information that is intended to mislead its consumers. The solution isn’t easy, but we can start here...

Cultivate Wellbeing & Resiliency

This 2018 graduation season is difficult for me for many reasons. There is little-known local news reporting that two high school students ending their own lives just days before graduation, following the well-known national news that two public figures committing suicide the week before. I know families that bear the same grief from losing their... Continue Reading →

GDPR: Who Owns Your Data?

I attended a conference by the Data Warehouse Institute (TDWI) last October. In one of the presentations, Gerald Hopkins talked about GDPR. It was the first time I had ever heard of it, and Gerald basically told us that if we were doing business in Europe and hadn’t started working on GDPR we should be... Continue Reading →

Hilarious Real Life Graphs

If you haven't run across Matt Shirley yet, stop and take a look! His daily, hand-drawn graphs are brilliantly simple. They distill emotionally ambiguous situations like the Sunday blues into minimal charts that everyone instantly "gets."   Sibling relationships become a Ven diagram,   and the life cycle of socks a scatter plot...of sorts!  ... Continue Reading →

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