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Quiet: The Power Of Introverts In A World That Can’t Stop Talking

In an increasingly social world, author Susan Cain argues that we undervalue the power of the introvert at our peril. How can organizations ensure that the best ideas dominate, rather than those of the most vocal and assertive people?

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The Power Of Circles

In the 19th century, artists including Degas, Monet, and Renoir got together periodically to discuss their commissions, their patrons, and their industry. This circle met consistently, and the artists credited these small gatherings with not only making their careers but the rise of the impressionist movement.

(Source: Fast Company, via fastcompany)

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IBM Targets the Future of Social Media Analytics — GigaOM

IBM announced a new product dedicated to helping customers perform  sentiment analysis of social media data on Thursday, as well as a new  program with the Yale School of Management’s Center for Customer Insight  to train students in advanced data analysis skills. With businesses  increasingly getting hip to social media as a way of connecting with  customers, and with an industry-wide need for analytics skills, both the  product and project are well-timed.

The new product, called Cognos Consumer Insight,  is built upon IBM’s Cognos business intelligence technology along with  Hadoop to process the piles of unstructured social media data. According  to Deepak Advani, IBM’s VP of predictive analytics, there’s a lot of  value in performing text analytics on data derived from Twitter,  Facebook and other social forums to determine how companies or their  products are faring among consumers. Cognos lets customers view  sentiment levels over time to determine how efforts are working, he  added, and skilled analysts can augment their Cognos Consumer Insight  usage with IBM’s SPSS product to bring predictive analytics into the mix.

The partnership with Yale is designed to address the current dearth of analytic skills among business leaders, Advani said. Although the program will involve  training on analytics technologies, Advani explained that business  people still need some grounding in analytic theory and thinking rather  than just knowing how to use a particular piece of software. “I think  the primary goal is for students to learn analytically,” he said, which  will help know which technology to put to work on what data, and how.
IBM Targets the Future of Social Media Analytics — GigaOM

IBM announced a new product dedicated to helping customers perform  sentiment analysis of social media data on Thursday, as well as a new  program with the Yale School of Management’s Center for Customer Insight  to train students in advanced data analysis skills. With businesses  increasingly getting hip to social media as a way of connecting with  customers, and with an industry-wide need for analytics skills, both the  product and project are well-timed.

The new product, called Cognos Consumer Insight,  is built upon IBM’s Cognos business intelligence technology along with  Hadoop to process the piles of unstructured social media data. According  to Deepak Advani, IBM’s VP of predictive analytics, there’s a lot of  value in performing text analytics on data derived from Twitter,  Facebook and other social forums to determine how companies or their  products are faring among consumers. Cognos lets customers view  sentiment levels over time to determine how efforts are working, he  added, and skilled analysts can augment their Cognos Consumer Insight  usage with IBM’s SPSS product to bring predictive analytics into the mix.

The partnership with Yale is designed to address the current dearth of analytic skills among business leaders, Advani said. Although the program will involve  training on analytics technologies, Advani explained that business  people still need some grounding in analytic theory and thinking rather  than just knowing how to use a particular piece of software. “I think  the primary goal is for students to learn analytically,” he said, which  will help know which technology to put to work on what data, and how.

IBM Targets the Future of Social Media Analytics — GigaOM

IBM announced a new product dedicated to helping customers perform sentiment analysis of social media data on Thursday, as well as a new program with the Yale School of Management’s Center for Customer Insight to train students in advanced data analysis skills. With businesses increasingly getting hip to social media as a way of connecting with customers, and with an industry-wide need for analytics skills, both the product and project are well-timed.

The new product, called Cognos Consumer Insight, is built upon IBM’s Cognos business intelligence technology along with Hadoop to process the piles of unstructured social media data. According to Deepak Advani, IBM’s VP of predictive analytics, there’s a lot of value in performing text analytics on data derived from Twitter, Facebook and other social forums to determine how companies or their products are faring among consumers. Cognos lets customers view sentiment levels over time to determine how efforts are working, he added, and skilled analysts can augment their Cognos Consumer Insight usage with IBM’s SPSS product to bring predictive analytics into the mix.

The partnership with Yale is designed to address the current dearth of analytic skills among business leaders, Advani said. Although the program will involve training on analytics technologies, Advani explained that business people still need some grounding in analytic theory and thinking rather than just knowing how to use a particular piece of software. “I think the primary goal is for students to learn analytically,” he said, which will help know which technology to put to work on what data, and how.

(via emergentfutures)

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Where The Wild Things Are (Networking With The “Right” People)

I think one of the most overlooked (under-taught) things in the general career space is how you can properly integrate yourself into the industry or field of your interest. People just don’t realize that to break into any space you need to go where the wild things are.

If you want to be a banker, go to where bankers hang out (strip joints and clubs, anyone?). If you want to work at startups, go to the hackathons, meetups, etc.

When you start attending the events, you begin to network with the “right” people. Networking for the sake of networking can only get you so far. Networking with the “right” people (ie The Wild Things) is really the only thing that matters.

(Source: alexstechthoughts)

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