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Data Links We Love

Here is some amazing information from amazing people and amazing organizations.

Our Top 5 Fascinating People to Follow

Bill Schmarzo - The Dean of Big Data

Whether learning from his vast wealth of knowledge and insight or learning from the content he chooses to share and endorse, Bill can open minds to what is possible with data. Check this interview out.
 

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Meta Brown - Profitable Analytics Champion

Data is most valuable when it tells a story. Meta is a master story teller. She has authored a couple of must-have books and these articles.
 

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Afua Bruce - Public Interest Technologist

We love her take on Tech Equity and Serving the Community. What hasn't she done? IBM to FBI to White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. We align in our mission and values with Afua and appreciate her impact on lives.
 

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Daniel Pink - Author

Dan isn't a data scientist but he does challenge the thinking of one for certain. Law + HR + Data. Dan's insights into the dynamics of motivation occupy our forethought when we engage public-facing projects.
 

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Great Stuff to Know

Logical Fallacies

A logical fallacy is a flaw in reasoning. Logical fallacies are like tricks or illusions of thought, and they're often very sneakily used by politicians and the media to fool people. Don't be fooled!

https://yourlogicalfallacyis.com/

Data + Design

The quintessential concise introduction to data preparation and visualization by Trina Chiasson and Dyanna Gregory. If you are interested in data visualization, this is a fantastic launching point.  https://fliphtml5.com/mofx/ffod/basic

Data Fallacies to Avoid

"Statistical fallacies are common tricks data can play on you, which lead to mistakes in data interpretation and analysis. Explore some common fallacies, with real-life examples, and find out how you can avoid them." Geckoboard's explanations and downloadable content is like butter. 

https://www.geckoboard.com/best-practice/statistical-fallacies/

Tableau Public Sector Gallery

Tableau's Interactive Government Data Visualizations gallery is an excellent collection of models. For those of you that like to reverse engineer things to learn, this is a gold mine. 
https://public.tableau.com/en-us/s/interactive-public-sector-gallery

Getting Things Done

We have adopted David Allen's approach to productivity. This is an approach that will reap benefits personally and professionally. https://gettingthingsdone.com/

Peter Thiel - Entrepreneur & Innovator

Peter co-founded PayPal and went on to create Palantir Technologies, which is a Denver-based big data company. We think the idea of seasteading is a fascinating one if done right. 
 

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