I said at the beginning that this was an article about quantitative data, but really, this is a plea for humility. The idea that any one discipline has a monopoly on the truth is highly dangerous. Worshipping at the feet of gods we build out of numbers and code is no better than worshipping at the feet of the gods we imagine.
It comes as no surprise that the discourse among Presidential candidates and political pundits has been dominated lately by national security. After all, anxiety over another possible terrorist attack on our soil is rising in the wake of the recent atrocities in Bangladesh, Iraq, and Istanbul, as well as the mass murder in Orlando.
We often talk about the benefits of business intelligence, but we rarely explain what business intelligence is and why you should even consider it. More often than not, we are faced with this dilemma as we find ourselves excited at the "prospect" of what our business intelligence (BI) tools should offer, without knowing what it really can do.
The vote heard round the world. Lots of surprise in worldwide political circles as well as financial and trading markets. Even on the street, UK voters and observers everywhere still seem stunned. With all the sophistication in social media and big data analytics how could everyone have been so wrong?