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On this podcast we explore the habits of leaders in the data science field to ask them what they do to improve their personal productivity, work more effectively with people and have a better life.
'Cause we all deserve a better life right?
To build analytics capability you need soft skills as well as the hard ones. At least some of our focus needs to be on the people and how they succeed (and fail) in generating insights AND making them stick.

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On this podcast we explore the habits of leaders in the data science field to ask them what they do to improve their personal productivity, work more effectively with people and have a better life.
'Cause we all deserve a better life right?
To build analytics capability you need soft skills as well as the hard ones. At least some of our focus needs to be on the people and how they succeed (and fail) in generating insights AND making them stick.

    32: Dean Marchiori: Going full circle

    32: Dean Marchiori: Going full circle

    Dean Marchiori is my guest this week. If you're after something to do while you're self-isolating, working from home or panicking about your supplies of printer toner, have a listen.

    Full transcript and show notes at smarterdatapeople.com/dean-marchiori

    • 48 min
    31: Moha Ganji: planning, mentors, reflection

    31: Moha Ganji: planning, mentors, reflection

    Moha Ganji and I had a lovely time talking about being one of the IAPA Top 25 leaders, the importance of planning and reflection time, where she finds mentors, and more.




    Find a full episode transcript here: https://smarterdatapeople.com/episode/moha-ganji/

    • 41 min
    30: Lori Silverman: not just decisions: Actions!

    30: Lori Silverman: not just decisions: Actions!

    My guest today is Lori Silverman. Lori is not a data person as such: she specialises in getting organisations to shift. And she has some fascinating things to say around how data stories are told.
    Lori and I talk about:
    - data science vs decision science
    - the future of data and decision-making
    - the qualities of an excellent data person (scientist, analyst, whatever)
    - strategic thinking.
    Full transcription at https://smarterdatapeople.com/episode/lori-silverman/

    • 45 min
    29: Chris Crook: Targeted curiosity

    29: Chris Crook: Targeted curiosity

    Chris Crook from Nature Research is my guest today. Nature Research just won a B&T, and the award itself looks quite beautiful, quite casually hanging out with the mags in their foyer.
    Listen in to find out about client intimacy, targeted curiosity, the importance of the middle ground role between super-technical and the client: the data translator role.
    As usual I had a ball recording this: let me know what you think!
    Show notes and full transcript: https://smarterdatapeople.com/episode/chris-crook/

    • 48 min
    28: Gabe Mach: Nothing you can't fix with numbers

    28: Gabe Mach: Nothing you can't fix with numbers

    Gabe Mach is my guest on this podcast. Gabe is one of IAPA's top 25 leaders in 2019. He's entertaining, interesting and thought-provoking.
    Our discussion touches on climate change (and the need for climate change management!), the supremacy of knowing how to learn and admitting you don't know.
    Find full transcript and show notes at  https://smarterdatapeople.com/episode/gabe-mach/

    • 1 hr 3 min
    27: Nate Watson: Math is the cultural equalizer

    27: Nate Watson: Math is the cultural equalizer

    Nate Watson talks about how urgent it is for organisations to start using their data for decisions.
    You've only got a few years, so next data science leader is pivotal!
    Data people are special because they're not a single beast but a hybrid of 4 different domains.
    Never let a data analyst get bored. 
    Get the full transcript and show notes here. smarterdatapeople.com 

    • 44 min

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