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17 Key Traits of Data Literacy

I just published an ebook entitled “17 Key Traits of Data Literacy” that I believe also applies to data scientists. The 17 traits are broken up into 4 categories: Knowledge (what we know), Skills (what we can do), Attitudes (how we think and feel) and Behaviors (how we act). The ebook is available for free…
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Its not just about the science

It’s true that all data scientists need to have good analytical abilities, and expertise with the tools, languages and packages that enable them to do what they do. There are 3 other qualities that make a great data scientist, which are not about the ‘science’ in Data Science: It’s not about the tools: A great…
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Qualities of an elite data scientist

In my perspective, the following are the top qualities that can help to become an elite data scientist. The other characteristics can be built on these foundations. Curiosity: A key to smartness is curiosity. This helps a data scientist to be aware of what’s trending, keep learning and be persistent with the data. Such a…
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The Three P’s :- Essential Qualities of a Data Scientist

The Three P’s :- Essential Qualities of a Data Scientist Passion :- If you are self motivated or driven, have a huge interest in all things data, and a desire to learn learn and learn again, then you have passion, and this will be your fuel in your journey into Data Science. Persistence :- Whilst…
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Clear Window Pane

A woman always complained about her neighbour’s wife. She once commented to her husband on the breakfast table to look through the window and see that her neighbour’s wife doesn’t even clean the clothes properly. She said – ” Look, she’s hanging the linen on the wire, see how dirty her washed clothes are even…
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Let the data speak!!

Let the data speak!! “Nearly half a century after computers entered the mainstream, the data has begun to accumulate to the point where we can blend and use it!” Almost 5 Exabyte’s of data is being created every two days. With computing made easy, learn how to use it! Hypothesis: Importantly, one has to identify…
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🏆 The Heart of Data Science

While becoming a great data scientist is, and should be, an ongoing endeavor, at its heart beats six core skills: Dedication to the foundations of the craft Patience Communication Data Engineering Domain Knowledge Giving back Dedication to the foundations of the craft: If you are able to dedicate yourself to the constant and never-ending improvement of statistics/math, programming,…
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Human Science

Data is everywhere, we are surrounded by it and we don’t even know. Every day we produce tons of data and someone might ask: “why do we need it?”. I am not sure about the answer, I would say that probably we don’t need it, but we have them so the question is: “what will…
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Becoming a Unicorn

Do you enjoy watching movies, and even more importantly predicting the outcomes?  Have you ever imagined yourself as a cyber crime detective?  Maybe you are currently interested in solving the meaning of life.  These interests all have one very important thing in common, and that is the desire to know how and why things happen.…
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Qualities that make a great data scientist

Observe, organize, analyze and keep learning. Most important of all, look for relationships within and without data and structure to find ways to algorithmically automate and extract value. Be willing to challenge yourself and don’t over rely on models (though your objective is to build a model!)-experiment to learn and from learning. Go backwards and…
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