Beth Schultz

5 Resolutions for the Analytically Inclined

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WaqasAltaf
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Re: Start Writing
WaqasAltaf   1/5/2014 12:15:33 PM
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Jasprice, certainly words have lot of power. If people can benefit from your knowledge and experience and make it work for their advantage, your objective of becoming a writer stands rewarded. Best of luck for your objective of 2014.

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Re: Volunteerism
WaqasAltaf   1/5/2014 9:30:35 AM
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Sethbreedlove, God forbid that someone goes out of work but when he or she is then they should take out time to polish their skills. I agree that it is easier said than done but if one doesn't lose composure then it is an opportunity in a losing scenario. Having the right analytical skills means that one can find assignments even without going out of home.

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Re: Start Writing
BethSchultz   1/3/2014 3:43:25 PM
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@jasprice, if you're interesting in sharing your expertise in analytics, technology, and business here on All Analytics, let's talk! You can reach me by email: editors@allanalytics.com

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Start Writing
jasprice   1/3/2014 10:57:03 AM
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One of my goals for 2014 is to begin writing again.   I had a brief stint a couple years ago in which I wrote articles about analytics, technology, and business.   Basically, some of the issues I faced with my day-to-day work and how I solved them.    It is time consuming but definitley well worth it, especially when you get in the habit of doing it on a regular basis.  It also helps others (and myself) connect real-world challenges with solutions.

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Re: Volunteerism
SethBreedlove   1/2/2014 5:59:50 PM
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Volunteer work is how I've kept some of my analytical skills sharp.  You'd be amazed of how much of a need is out there. And if you are out of work, it is a good way to network and fill in any gaps on a resume. 

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Re: Volunteerism
WaqasAltaf   1/2/2014 2:43:23 PM
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Michael, it is true that all analysis that is performed has sole objective of bringing in money. For the systems and apps that cost a lot, this concept becomes more relevant as people want return on investment.

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Readers are leaders
WaqasAltaf   1/2/2014 10:31:31 AM
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Beth, agreed on all 5 resolutions. I am a firm believer of the idea that 'readers are leaders' and in rapidly changing environment, this saying becomes even more relevant. People are writing a lot of stuff on how to manage change and go with what's in.

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Re: Volunteerism
Pierre DeBois   12/31/2013 8:12:15 PM
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I like the straight-forward framing of the impact of cash in an organization, be it sales or donations.  It's great that SAS works to include nonprofits in its examples, as they can lag a bit. But it is no worse than many for-profits, for sure. I am intrigued by rbaz's efforts and hope that similar opportunities come for many analysts and professional with rbaz's heart!

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Michael Steinhart   12/31/2013 7:29:02 PM
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I think the easiest approach may be to follow the money, Pierre. What does a nonprofit want? More donations. What does a business want? More revenue. So the tools that help with those goals are a smart way to get started. I know SAS (this site's sponsor) always runs demos of its software tools using a fictional nonprofit that's analyzing donor data to predict the best repeat donors.

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Re: Volunteerism
Pierre DeBois   12/31/2013 6:29:56 PM
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Beth,

I think Obama's success in his election campaigns have initiated further interest in leveraging data in an organization outside of business, certainly evident with Ghani's interview and insights

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