“A mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its edge.”
― George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones
and I would add a heart needs to hear the violin as a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its reception.
You can always count on Scott Adams to cut to the chase brilliantly.
A big part of my personal evolution is driven by the learning that data is not the problem. It is the way Senior Leaders think that is the problem. Or more precisely it is the way they imagine the possibilities that is the problem.
Our leaders do feel that data is important, yet they don't use it. So why are so many analysts and IT folks and big data initiatives are still funded? The last pane of the comic explains that. Even if you want to ignore the data, you want it to be very very accurate.
The comic is funny. It is painfully true.
I disagree with some of the letters (k, n, z) but still the concept is funny.
Though this might apply to tech parents only. :)
Of course it is! :) But how? Why? And is there anything you can do to ensure you don't die early?
Of course there is. Humanresourcemba has created an infographic that shares "Who is the greatest risk for work-related stress death," "10 most and least stressful jobs," "Stress has been linked to" and a bit more. Well worth reviewing and making changes to our lives: http://zqi.bo.lt/iu2vq
I'm attaching the very last part of the infographic to this post. It is a very nice summary, please print and keep handy. And so please checkout the full graphic above.
#work #life #livingforever :)
I love this. In part because it encourages and evidence based understanding, and because it applies the Occam's Razor :), and because it ends on a humble note.
Still my fav is that, and tell me if you infer this too, no where does it say: "faith or 'wisdom' from an old book superseeds all observable evidence"
PS: An optimal to view version is here: http://zqi.bo.lt/4ymtv
I have over seventeen years of experience in customer analytics, search, social media & interactive marketing. I currently serve as a Board member of the Web Analytics Association Certification Committee, as an Online Tutor for the University of British Columbia’s Award of Achievement in Web Analytics Program and as a SEO & Marketing Strategist for a Fortune 100 firm.
In my previous job as an Asst.Professor of Marketing & Management, I taught courses in Strategy, Quantitative Analysis, and Decision Support.
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- Mass. Institute of TechnologyInternet Business Strategy
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