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5/31/2015 | 9:10:59 PM
Knowledge is power
Data scientist should be knowledgeable on different tool and techniques that use to analysis data. At the same time it is also important to provide them with training to increase their skills.
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5/31/2015 | 9:10:24 PM
Flexibility
Data scientist need to be flexible enough to work with many people.  They need to work closely with people in understanding data.
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shakeeb,
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5/31/2015 | 9:02:12 PM
Re: Item seven
"Data-driven rock stars are genuinely curious" this is a very true statement.  Without this quality they will not be able explore the gravity of data.
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5/31/2015 | 8:58:54 PM
Re: Item seven
I agree. Accepting challenge is an important. Further it will help you to be more active and innovative at workplace.
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5/31/2015 | 8:54:26 PM
Importance of data.
It is important to understand the data. At the same time it is also important to understand the data source. Knowing the data source will help them to know the data better.
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5/30/2015 | 2:30:41 PM
Data-Driven Buzzword Trendiness
I am underimpressed and underwhelmed with data-driven anything, particularly as it concerns the use of the current buzzword, "data scientist."  No one employed outside of the industry of making money on buzzword certifications even knows what a data scientist is.  Further, all the allegedly big salaried jobs found on Dice are more interested in hiring H1B Visas rather than Americans for US based positions.  In the final analysis, "big data/data-driven" are just trendy buzzwords to prop up the worthless tech certification industry.
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5/29/2015 | 11:43:55 PM
Re: Item seven
I think money is a motivation to do the job adequately, but it may actually be a disincentive to excellence, as the latter frequently requires experimentation (inherently risky)  and may not result in enough of an increase in income to be deemed worth the effort.  Indeed, in a workplace that values conformity and obedience more than excellence, striving for the latter might even result in less money.

 
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5/29/2015 | 11:18:11 PM
Re: Item seven
I think profit motive no longer motivates for professionals after they've made enough profits. For everybody else, that still does nicely.
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5/29/2015 | 12:52:41 PM
Re: Item seven
"Passion" was someone else's word (I didn't use it).  My point was that it's hard to be really good at something you don't like doing (largely because you're highly unlikely to devote the time and effort required to achieve excellence) and I suspect strongly that it is nearly impossible to achieve "rock star" status, unless you do.

A sense of duty is valuable in achieving excellence (which is why there have been great generals who really didn't like war; though more than a few did), but the profit motive really isn't (except, perhaps, in purely financial concerns, like investment or banking).

 
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5/28/2015 | 11:28:05 PM
Re: Item seven
I disagree slightly here, in terms of degree. You don't have to be passionate about something, in love with something, in order to do it well as a profession. I think you have to be passionate about giving something your all and you have to be a professional, and you have to be able to find something new about your profession every so often to keep it interested. But do you always need to be in love with it, each and every day you wake up to go to work? No.
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