Photo by Cezary Kukowka on Unsplash “Pirates didn’t just break the rules; they rewrote them. They didn't just reject society, they reinvented it. Pirates didn’t just challenge the status-quo, they changed everyf*ckingthing” (Sam Conniff Allende, 2018). This quote from the author of the 2018 best-selling book ‘Be More Pirate’ embedded in an email invitation to his workshop stole …
Continuing on my exploration of key future-proofing skills I turn to Critical Thinking, thinking about how we think.
Recently I designed an assessment in the format of an internal communications vlog, which created an expected ratio of trepidation and intrigue.
With the help of Delaney, possibly the first business donkey vlogger?–what assumptions should we challenge in ourselves, in others?… what skills sets should we hone/fine-tune to continue to evolve alongside the machines?
Quantitative Research can be abstract-centric, blurring out the specifics, trading off deeper meanings and interpretations to quantify phenomena, with relevant variables being missed entirely.
The “reproducibility” crisis suggests a growing number of research studies published across disciplines are unreliable due to the declining quality and integrity of research and publication practices.
Using pictures to understand data goes back centuries, but today’s new easy access, web-based techniques allows for non-specialists to create visually compelling analytics.
Here I argue the 'VLOG' has the power/agency to disrupt written discourses in some areas of business and management academia.
The Boston Consulting Group predicts by 2025 as much as a quarter of jobs will be replaced by either smart software or robots. Oxford University research claims up to 35 percent of UK jobs are at risk of automation inside the next 20 years.
It's kind of obvious a DBA should be a journey of discovery: of knowledge, growth, and change. Yet a mindset change caught me off guard. I did not predict falling a little in love with statistics!
Historically, researchers simply asked if one were single or married. Over time this became confusing and/or offensive. Marital status presents as “less nebulous as questions about racial or sexual identity” but relationships remain deeply complicated.
Statistics have been manipulated since time immemorial. Today, in a business context alone, whether its research to advance management knowledge or address policy concerns, or bad statistics feeding Fake News or political campaigns, data is employed for high impact.