Readers: I was in Portland, Oregon last week attending three data visualization workshops by industry expert, Stephen Few. I was very excited to be sitting at the foot of the master for three days and soak in all of this great dataviz information. Last Thursday, was the third workshop, Now You See It which is […]

Readers: I was in Portland, Oregon last week attending three data visualization workshops by industry expert, Stephen Few. I was very excited to be sitting at the foot of the master for three days and soak in all of this great dataviz information. Last Thursday, was the third workshop, Now You See It which is based on […]

Deciding where in California to hang your hoody used to be quite simple: if your career goals even remotely touched on the entertainment industry, you went to Los Angeles. If tech was your thing, San Francisco had your name written all over it. So entrepreneurs, developers, and leagues of other tech workers knew exactly where […]

California, supplier of nearly half of all U.S. fruits, veggies, and nuts, is on track to experience the driest year in the past half millennium. Farms use about 80 percent of the state’s “developed water,” or water that’s moved from its natural source to other areas via pipes and aqueducts. As the maps above show, much of California’s agriculture […]

Source: Emma Batha and Ye LiMore, Thomson Reuters Foundation, 10/10/2013, http://www.trust.org/item/20131010104744-rc623/?source=facebook. Readers: Every year, around 3 million girls undergo female genital mutilation (FGM) in Africa alone. It is also practiced in pockets of the Middle East and Asia. FGM, which involves the removal of external genitalia, can cause serious physical and emotional damage, and even […]

Readers: Living for decades in Arizona has really thinned my blood. If it gets to be 60 degrees, I am freezing. I was born in Detroit and lived through some cold winters in the 1960s and 1970s, however, I never saw anything like we have seen this past week. Here is a great infographic from […]

Note: I received this blog posting in an e-mail. I generally and in principle agree with Arpit in his assessment of MicroStrategy. I thought I would share his thoughts and, if time permits, offer my thoughts in a future blog. Best Regards, Michael MicroStrategy “Data Science to Business Value” by Arpit Agrawal (blogged on IT […]