Re: So much to learn
Thanks, Rob. I could go on and on about this. A "Data" Scientist? What would we expect an "Air" Scientist to know and do? How about a "Dirt" Scientist", "Atom" Scientist, "Wood" Scientist, "Word" Scientist, "Fur" Scientist (not to be confused with a "Hair" Scientist? Which came first Data Science, or the First Data Scientist? Heck, I doubt that there is an agreed to definition of Data, not among Data Scientists anyway.
IMHO, the very idea that a number cruncher is expected to develop consumer insights is so naive that it does littel more than show the tendency for everyone in every discipline whatsoever to assume that someone else does the work, and the "user" need know nothing, or do nothing other than be a "manager" who hires a bunch of other managers all the way down to the single person who does everything, which is then fed up the food chain to The Manager.
So the best way to succeed is by knowing nothing, but by getting to manage the most managers you are capable of. Just be sure that the lowest level manager has a Data Scientist working for them. That low level manager can always replace the Data Scientist if the individual is not up to carrying the Company.