How to make awesome business cards… if you have the attitude.
Leadership and Self-Deception: Getting Out of the Box
is an important and challenging book. It is important because it deals with 80% of the toughest interpersonal aspects of a professional working environment that will pay off dividends in every aspect of both your career and the health of the organization. It is challenging because it explains everything by example. I don’t blame them. They tackle tough philosophical issues and make them approachable and even actionable. This book is at least life, professional life changing. Give it a chance. If you read it once, try it again in a three years. You will find that the book has changed as much as you have.
Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High
is the solution to 80% of the less intense communication issues in both a professional and personal relationship. This book is concise and a valuable use of your time. Only share with someone that “they could have handled it better” when you can say “and here is how”. This book is the “how” part.
Seth Godin on Failing Until You Succeed
Here is a must watch interview with Seth Godin.
The collaboration features look really nice.
Approximation over precision
Far better an approximate answer to the right question, which is often vague, than an exact answer to the wrong question, which can always be made precise.
(via John Tukey via Jerry Smith)
Ten Simple Rules for Reproducible Computational Research
Why becoming a data scientist is NOT actually easier than you think
You mean… there is actually work involved?!
This is a valuable article.
A huge amount of effort is spent cleaning data to get it ready for data analysis,
but there has been little research on how to make data cleaning as easy and effective
as possible. This paper tackles a small, but important, subset of data cleaning: data
Tidy Data is a must-read paper.
Rapid and Concise Communication with SBAR
Here is an excellent, excellent algorithm for communicating. Thanks Doug.