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The solution: add the administrator as an individual user. Continue reading Power BI – You don’t have access to this dashboard
Q: What is data?
A: Data is everything.
That was the conclusion myself and a room full of Data Scientists came up with. Here was one exchange: Continue reading “The dog did nothing in the night-time. That was the curious incident” Sherlock Holmes
What do you call people who are great at blending technologies and making all the work connect up?
This question was posed by Kendra Little via Steph Locke’s excellent blog Not an Expert. I thought I’d try and provide an answer.
Continue reading Jack, Queen, Polymath, Shaman
Labor Horror Vacui
Recruitment consultants are alright. After 12 and a half years working behind the scenes of the industry, that is my take home.
This was my first surprise. I took a short contract with Evolution Recruitment to pay the bills. My view of recruitment was: “Eurgh, you sell people!” Which my new colleagues did, sort of. Continue reading Goodbye, Recruitment
LONDON, ENGLAND, 1-Aug 1996. A young man tried to get a job in a factory today. Human Resources took one look at his nascent skill set and pointed him towards the sales floor. Had anyone from the department been available for comment they would have said something like: “we need someone to work The Computer.”
That’s how I got my first job in data. Continue reading What I talk about when I talk about data
I originally intended this post for data-practitioners, their bosses and those who are both. Based on the small but noisy response it got, I now know I was wrong: this applies to any erstwhile student who has ever managed or been managed. That’s quite a lot more people. Enjoy.
Continue reading A-Level business data: a contradiction in terms
This is a blog post for those who want to “wow” people with computers.
London was a good place to be in the summer of 1995. The weather was hot, for ages, a specific kind of heat faceted by not only temperature but music, too. The heatwave actually sounded like Blur, Oasis and, erm, The Boo Radley’s. Cool Britannia was not only where we lived but how we lived it. Continue reading The glory years of Excel (and how to recreate them)