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  • Algorithm Arrogance at Facebook

    Facebook tweaks its timeline algorithm. Is this Algorithm Arrogance? Probably.

    Algorithm Arrogance at Facebook
  • Best of Global Breed: Healthcare Systems Surveyed through a KPMG Lens

    Best of Global Breed: Healthcare Systems Surveyed in KPMG veteran’s Mark Britnell’s book, In Search of the Perfect Health System

    Best of Global Breed: Healthcare Systems Surveyed through a KPMG Lens
  • Big Data and IoT in Sports: Forecast Come True

    In a blog post written in January 2014 at Syncsort.com I forecast that Big Data and the Internet of Things would eventually impact major sports in the U.S. In a feature story written for CIO magazine by Thor Olavsrud (@ThorOlavsrud) in September 2015, parts of this forecast may becoming reality for the NFL.

    Big Data and IoT in Sports: Forecast Come True
  • Reviewing Peer Review

    Peer review is thought to be the gold standard for advancing “proven” science, but those who regularly publish and act as peer reviewers know that peer review has its problems. A recent study published in BMJ Open looked at this issue, and was the subject of a post on Retraction Watch. I posted a somewhat… [Continue Reading]

    Reviewing Peer Review
  • Chasing Big Data Variety: Predictive Analytics, Meet Your Market Foe

      The graphic shows the market behavior of LinkedIn’s stock price late afternoon of 2015-04-30. Did your analytics engine (What’s an analytics engine? See International Institute for Analytics) predict this? If not, what (big?) data were you missing? If not, chances are, yours was a Big Data Variety problem. Correlating with, for example, only Facebook,… [Continue Reading]

    Chasing Big Data Variety: Predictive Analytics, Meet Your Market Foe