”Algorithms are opinions embedded in code”
Saw this a couple of months ago and since my work with data is increasingly turning towards managing and governing data for Advanced Analytics, this is actually becoming something of a cornerstone of my communications. Some people understand the implications, but others clearly haven’t grasped it yet. Oh well, then I guess there is something to work on in 2019 as well – happy new year! 🙂
“Confidence is normally quiet and insecurity is normally loud”
– or, more specifically for people: “The easiest way to spot a B-player is to look for the people loudly claiming to be A-players”.
”50% scope at 100% quality and 100% scope at 50% quality might have the same cost, but rarely the same value”
Not really a quote as such, more a conclusion on a discussion with a co-worker. Amazingly, not everyone gets this though…
”Beware of anyone who peddles simple solutions to complex problems”
Worth remembering, not only at work but also when reading the news or listening to people give advice on anything from diets to how to solve climate problems…
“Do you want to be better than everyone else at doing something – or do you want to do something that no one else can?”
Based on a recent discussion about personal development and performance with a (former) co-worker, we ended up at this question. I guess everyone should ask themselves this from time to time when evaluating your career and future job opportunities, new projects etc.
Personally, I’m definitely aiming for the latter category but of course others will have to judge my success 😉
”Some people strive to be punctual. Some people strive to be worth waiting for”
I know which one I’d rather be 😀
“Don’t cling to a mistake just because you spent a long time making it”
One of my former colleagues had this on his desk – surprisingly useful (and much-needed) advice… 😀
“If we knew what we were doing, it wouldn’t be called research”.
Supposedly from Albert Einstein, one can only conclude that “research” is conducted on many topics in the corporate world…
“Do not confuse publication with communication”
I think we’ve all been guilty of this one – sometimes without really realising the difference between the two 🙂 From this very good post on LinkedIn.