Predictive analytics, five years later

This week I am at Predictive Analytics World Boston to learn from leaders in statistics, data mining, and related analytical disciplines. Much has changed since I attended the inaugural PAW conference over five years ago but many of the core challenges and techniques remain the same. While it’s clear that demand for predictive analytics has increased significantly over the last several years—measured in part…
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Slow down to speed up

Title stolen from Brad Feld who covers the idea of product cadence in an older blog post: It reminded me of something I often tell TechStars teams – “slow down to speed up.” I see so many startups rushing to just get stuff out, without thinking hard about “what that stuff is and why anyone would care.” Part…
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The 1:1 meeting

Ben Horowitz on the value of 1:1 meetings: The key to a good one-on-one meeting is the understanding that it is the employee’s meeting rather than the manager’s meeting. This is the free-form meeting for all the pressing issues, brilliant ideas and chronic frustrations that do not fit neatly into status reports, email and other…
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