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The Black Mouse: What Talia, Ed, and Nassim taught me about talent analytics today

On my commute home last night, my 10 yr old rang me with an upset voice. This is not unusual. She has little sisters. This call was different. She was upset because a 13 yr old named Talia Castellano had died. I

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Talent Management Summarized by a Fine Purveyor of Whitefish

Did I just say whitefish?  You’re darned right I did. Heard on the radio this morning a great quote from the owner of Russ & Daughters, a 4th generation seller of lox, whitefish, and other spreads:  “We’re dealing with a

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A very merry (quantitative) Christmas

And may both you and your data both grow and prosper exponentially in 2013. Compliments of xkcd.com

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Is LinkedIn one step away from becoming the world’s largest performance management system?

I got an email today from some former colleagues (and current friends), adding me to a project listing on LinkedIn. “Very cool” I thought. Then, I did a double take. What’s to stop LinkedIn from getting rating from everyone who’s

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My Favorite Analytics Story…Is About Cake

Here’s a Cross post of a piece I wrote on the Capital Analytics blog: One of my favorite stories about talent analytics has nothing to do with talent or analytics. It’s about cake. Well, it’s not really about cake, it’s

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Games posing as human capital enablers: FoldIt and Superbetter

Every once in a while onthemedia.org comes out with amazing stories of human capital measurement without knowing it.  This week, they featured two pieces on mass collaboration. The first is  a game called fold.it , that makes a game out of

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Why Medians May Not be the Message – for Talent Data

I was reading a piece in the Journal this morning on a scientific debate regarding an Alzheimer’s study. The debate centers around the use of the median as a descriptive summary statistic. The article brought me to my own recollection

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Talent metrics and human capital analytics galore.                                                                        

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