[PDF/EPUB] Data ism ☆ Steve Lohr


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Data ism

Steve Lohr a technology reporter for the New York Times chronicles the rise of Big Data addressing cutting edge business strategies and examining the dark side of a data driven worldCoal iron ore and oil were the key productive assets that fueled the Industrial Revolution Today Data is the vital raw material of the information economy The explosive abundance of this digital asset than doubling every two years is creati While this was not uite what I expected before I started to read this book I did like it The thing is that this is not a book that an average reader will enjoy if they pick it up It is written and geared towards people that have an interest in math business applications technology and how these categories are being used in the 21st century There is a solid historic background that the author provides the reader about how business practices have changed over time Though not written in a linear fashion pastpresentfuturehe gets the historical prospective across Along with that the reader learns how people are using math physics computer science and other number crunching and analyzing tools to help make decisions that affect employees and people worldwide Many people have heard about Google doing this as well as Facebook What is also discussed is how this ay well be used in other fields such as medicine The author states that the Doctor will no longer be the person in charge of medical care that algorithms as set up by data scientists will be available to provide a doctor with a diagnosis of a patient s condition The book discusses a number of people who are helping to make this happen All elite college educated people they have become wealthy working for various companies throughout their lives Though they generally last only a couple of years until they are bored and move onto another place they are the ones designing programs codes and euations to make computers and machines work faster better and finally intelligently than ever beforeThough exciting possibilities abound with using Big Data as a means to make decisions and make things better for others the author glosses over any trouble that may be caused by relying so much on computers and data He mentions in passing that human bias is in the programming but does not really go into how dangerous that is except to say that it is possible some people may be negatively affected by it The back of the book says he examines the dark side of a data driven world but I found that there is less than 20 pages examining the dark side The book is definitely biased towards how positive Big Data will be on everyone s lives and in my opinion downplays the potential dangers and side effects With that said this is a good book for managers people that are interested in how data can be used to improve and change practices and those that are interested in how American society is changing

Summary ☆ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ☆ Steve Lohr

Ng a new world of opportunity and challengeData ism is about this next phase in which vast Internet scale data sets are used for discovery and prediction in virtually every field It is a journey across this emerging world with people illuminating narrative examples and insights It shows that if exploited this new revolution will change the way decisions are made relying on data and analysis and less on intuition and ex I picked this up expecting a dry read on Data and was rewarded with an engaging tour of data in business and a view of the actors shaping this change Part novel like part business history very little technologyWritten in an engaging simple style Recommended reading will introduce readers to the world of data and its role in our present and future One mirror irritation is the author s personality driven narrative of the data world Not a deal breaker

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Perience and transform the nature of leadership and managementLohr explains how individuals and institutions will need to exploit protect and manage their data to stay competitive in the coming years Filled with rich examples and anecdotes of the various ways in which the rise of Big Data is affecting everyday life it raises provocative uestions about policy and practice that have wide implications for all of our lives Insightful Read Well Written and ConscientiousThis book is perfect for anyone who is thinking about how to apply data sciences to their field as was my intent when I first picked it up It covers everything from what is all of this talk about data being the new oil to how will this all be regulated in the future A great read for any aspiring uant


10 thoughts on “Data ism

  1. says:

    Some of the who and what data science is about More pros than cons The pros are elaborated on while cons are reduced to basic uotes No real research on the social conseuences of a future that regards efficiency important than humanity Social

  2. says:

    While this was not uite what I expected before I started to read this book I did like it The thing is that this is not a book that an

  3. says:

    Basically a survey in Big Data trends and the companies and personalities pursuing them This is an easy read and sometimes seems to float all over the place

  4. says:

    I picked this up expecting a dry read on Data and was rewarded with an engaging tour of data in business and a

  5. says:

    What made this book hard to read was that it was about who knows who and if they wear a red skirt with black shoes and rimmed glasses I am not interested in James meeting Mark and having worked with Peter It can be a nice method to write a story around one person and thus make it entertaining but that failed big in this bo

  6. says:

    Disappointing Plenty of pages in the beginning of the book are dedicated to fanboying about Jeff Hammerbacher and it comes back with a vengeance near the end still not bringing much information about any actual topic I don't care what his paren

  7. says:

    Excellent writing and narrating by this New York Times reporter Steve Lohr brings this concept to life with interesting biographies

  8. says:

    Insightful Read Well Written and ConscientiousThis book is perfect for anyone who is thinking about how to apply

  9. says:

    This is a book about people than data There are some interesting stories about how data is used to improve hospitals pharma hotels and retail stores but I wasn't that interested in the detailed biographies that filled most of the book A uick

  10. says:

    OK so it might not be the most exciting book but it is interesting if you want historical look at some of the big players in the data revolution This read like multiple biographies laced together under the umbrella of today's technology of data

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