Archive for September, 2016

Examples of False Claims about Self-Service Analytics

Monday, September 12th, 2016

I recently wrote about The Myth of Self-service Analytics in this blog. Some of you seemed to think that I was exaggerating the claims that vendors make about self-service analytics, in particular that their tools eliminate the need for analytical skills. To back my argument, I’ve collected a few examples of these claims from several […]

Direct the Course of Evolution, or Perish

Friday, September 2nd, 2016

When evolution was purely biological, there were no reins to direct it, for evolution followed the course of nature. With homo sapiens, however, another form of evolution emerged that is exponentially faster—cultural evolution—which we can direct to some degree through deliberate choices. We haven’t taken the reins yet, however, and seldom even recognize that the […]