Top 3 anti-predictions for predictive analytics

Posted by Bala Deshpande on Thu, Jul 07, 2011 @ 10:06 AM

Considering that predictive analytics is such a nascent field, anyone who dares to make predictions about where the field may be headed actually risks some serious egg-on-face. On the other hand, if one has truly imbibed the spirit of predictive analytics, they should not be shy about making a few! Physician - heal thyself and all that. In this spirit, we dare to make a few "anti-predictions" and juxtapose them with similar such quotes in history. 

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Tags: predictive analytics, business analytics, pop-science

Complexity science needs tools, complexity management needs rigor

Posted by Bala Deshpande on Thu, Oct 14, 2010 @ 06:21 AM

I was surprised to learn that there is a lot of debate over the defintion of the term "gene" among geneticists! In spite of this seemingly fundamental hurdle, no one can argue that the study and applications of genetics has greatly benefited society. In fact every day brings some news about a new gene therapy or the discovery of a genetically related illness. The same cannot be said unfortunately about either complexity science or complexity management.

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Tags: concepts, pop-science, complexity, complexity analysis, complexity management