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What kind of person does well in data science?

Have you every wondered if you are really suited to data science? I have worked with many data scientists over the years. Some were good, others were a bit meh. I have complied a list of attributes that I believe the 'good' data scientists possessed. Continuous learner Data science is an ever changing field with new technologies and techniques every time you turn around. The only way you can possibly keep up is to always be learning. But there is no need to learn everything, you learn what you need to do your job in the most efficient manner and then learn what you will need for the next position that you want. You can try to learn “all the things” but you will probably fail as "all the thin

The Quick Wins Lurking in Your Data

If I knocked on every door of every business with a new/undeveloped analysis department and said "I bet there are some quick wins over a 10-30% of your bottom line sitting in your data" most would think I am mad and chase me out of the building. If you are a start up company the opportunities might be even larger. What do I mean by quick wins? Generally I mean as the result of - conversations with staff - scoping of work to understand the business - exploratory plots and explanatory modelling - scenario analysis and A/B tests Wait, you are a data scientist, aren't you going to implement a model or something? You don't always have to implement a neural network in PyTorch to realize value in y