The Transformative Power of Analytics - The Houston Astros: a Case Study

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The answer, in a nutshell, is analytics. Luhnow then brought his analytics and management skills to Houston and proceeded to transform the team into a top contender in a short few years. For certain elements of the analytics, we had to wait and be patient.

The Transformative Power of Analytics - The Houston Astros: a Case Study

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The answer, in a nutshell, is analytics. As VP of scouting and player development in St Louis, Luhnow built a strong analytics department and enjoyed great success as one of the top talent producers in baseball, helping the Cardinals win the 2011 World Series as well as reach the playoffs from 2012 to 2015. Luhnow then brought his analytics and management skills to Houston and proceeded to transform the team into a top contender in a short few years.

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Social Physics - Reinventing Analytics to Better Predict Human Behaviors

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

To help me better appreciate social physics, I looked at it through the lens of physics, - my long-ago field of study at the University of Chicago.

The Promise and Challenges of Health Analytics

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

On February 24 I attended a workshop in MIT on the Future of Health Analytics. In a recent paper , Ausiello notes that health analytics has the potential to become the next frontier in medicine, driven by the confluence of three key revolutions: .

Notes On "Global Guidelines: Ethics in Learning Analytics"

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

In my post referencing the ICDE's Global Guidelines: Ethics in Learning Analytics yesterday I said: This document summarizes the considerations of an ICDE working group on learning analytics. The presumption throughout is that a global ethic in learning analytics is needed, can be known, and comprehends the issues in this document. Definition and purpose of the use of Learning Analytics Where is data drawn from? What data must be included in learning analytics?

The Study, and Other Stuff

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

There are three separate threads in Siemens's response to my last post , all of which are fascinating: The thread concerning whether or not the study he published was bad, The thread examining the question of whether universities can be a valuable force for social equity, and My own experiences of the university system. Whether or not the study he published was bad Siemens writes, "Stephen expands on his primary concerns which are about educational research in general."

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The need for innovation across boundaries and the power of big data analytics

Ross Dawson

I attended a very interesting lunch today hosted by EMC launching a study and report on Information Generation , drawing on a survey of 3,600 executives globally looking at what will drive their business in coming years.

Non-Research Citations in the Siemens Research Study

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Defending himself against my criticism of his recently released research study on distance and online learning, George Siemens tweets: Au contraire mon frère. Enhancing Teaching and Learning Through Educational Data Mining and Learning Analytics: An Issue Brief (No. A meta-analytic review of factors that influence the effectiveness of Web-based training within the context of distance learning.

The 2010 IBM Global CEO Study

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

IBM recently released the 2010 Global CEO Study. This is IBM’s fourth biennial CEO study since 2004. For the 2010 study , IBM held more than 1,500 face-to-face interviews with private sector CEOs (80%) and senior public sector leaders (20%) from 33 different industries spread over sixty countries. In the past three studies, CEOs consistently said that coping with change was their most pressing challenge. Capitalizing on Complexity is the title of the 2010 study.

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What Social Media Analytics Can’t Tell You About Your Audience

Beth Kanter

While the study looks at the details of consumer behavior, motivations, AND their actual social usage for three major corporate brands, the findings are useful for any nonprofit that wants to develop an accurate persona of its audiences social media use. Research Studies

Ethical Codes and Learning Analytics

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Abstract The growth and development of learning analytics has placed a range of new capacities into the hands of educational institutions. The ethics of learning analytics will therefore need to be developed on criteria specific to education.

Learning Analytics: Big Data Applied to Training, Teaching, and Learning

Beth Kanter

Learning Analytics comes from a report about the impact of emerging technologies for practitioners in a field. Two or three years to adoption: Learning Analytics (K-12/Higher Ed), Open Content (K-12), Games and Gamification (Higher Ed). Learning and Knowledge Analytics.

New Study: Helpful and Friendly Co-Workers Can Keep You Alive.

Bob Sutton

Davenport: Competing on Analytics: The New Science of Winning. » New Study: Helpful and Friendly Co-Workers Can Keep You Alive. Tiffany West from the World Economic Forum just alerted me to an intriguing new study that suggests having the right co-workers can help us live longer, while having the wrong ones might kill us.  Listed below are links to weblogs that reference New Study: Helpful and Friendly Co-Workers Can Keep You Alive : Comments. Bob Sutton.

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National Study Reveals: Digital and Social Media Are Delivering Results for Arts Organizations

Beth Kanter

Note from Beth: I had pleasure of facilitating a panel discussion in October at the recent Grantmakers in the Arts pre-conference on technology and media with Rory MacPherson where I learned about some of the preliminary study result he discovered. Research Studies

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Education for Misfits and Neurodiversity

Eide Neurolearning

It reminded me of a study from Vanderbilt a few years back. Smith: "The qualities which make for greatness in scientists and engineers are of a different kind; ability to think abstractly and analytically together with a skill visualizing spatial relations in two and three dimensions."

SXSW: What Social Media Analytics and Data Can’t Tell You

Beth Kanter

I’m just back from the SXSW Interactive Festival where I was on a panel called “ What Social Media Analytics Can’t Tell You ” moderated by Alexandra Samuel of Vision Critical , Jeremiah Owyang , Crowd Companies, and Colby Flint, Discovery Channel.

New Study: When NBA Players Touch Teammates More, They and.

Bob Sutton

Davenport: Competing on Analytics: The New Science of Winning. Good Boss, Bad Boss on Five "Best Business Book" Lists for 2010 » New Study: When NBA Players Touch Teammates More, They and Their Teams Play Better. Plus I wrote about another study that shows when either women or men are touched lightly on the back by women, they tend to take bigger financial risks.    That second study showed that touching by men had no effect. 

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The Power Of The Roles We Take: A Very Old Study And Related.

Bob Sutton

Davenport: Competing on Analytics: The New Science of Winning. Wisdom from Stanfords Jim March on the Numbing Effect of Business Schools » The Power Of The Roles We Take: A Very Old Study And Related Thoughts.    In particular, I was reminded of a very old study called "The Effects of Changes in Roles on the Attitudes of Role Occupants," which was published by Seymour Lieberman in Human Relations in 1956. Bob Sutton.

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Online Community Purpose Checklist | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

11/26/2009 HANH Le # uberVU - social comments on 14 Jan 2010 at 7:02 am Social comments and analytics for this post… This post was mentioned on Twitter by lordorica: Community builders can get a jumpstart using Nancy White’s Online Community Purpose Checklist.

My Old Online Facilitation Workshop Materials | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

If you’re not comfortable with me sharing and using it as part of the study with small business women, please let me know.

Attention Nonprofit #datanerds: 3 Research Studies and 3 Cool (FREE) Data Tools

Beth Kanter

March is not only great for basketball, but is also good for nonprofit research studies about digital strategies and launches of new data tools. So if you like looking at and thinking about data and love to get your hands dirty with a data jujitsu, here’s a couple of goodies for you.

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Methods and Metrics for Assessing Civic Tech

Beth Kanter

Designers of these civic tech platforms and apps are already measuring results, such as the number of users, and are very familiar with tools like Google Analytics. Engagement Guest Post Measurement Research Studies

Game Learning Analytcs for Evidence=Based Serious Games

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

hindsight – insight – foresight - Needs all the dat - Now being used in MOOCs, because they have so much data Game Learning Analytics (GLA) - Learning analytics applied to serious games - Collect, analyze and visualize Uses of GLA - Game testing – eg., stealth’ student evaluation - Formal game evaluation RAGE – game analytics (using xAPI) Beaconing – game deployment GLA or Informagic?

Getting on the AI Learning Curve: A Pragmatic, Incremental Approach

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Two-thirds of the opportunities to use AI are in improving the performance of existing analytical use cases,” is the paper’s overriding finding. And, in the remaining 15% of cases, machine learning provided limited additional performance over existing analytical methods. .

The "Rotten Apple" Effect Happens in Herds of Cows Too - Bob Sutton

Bob Sutton

Davenport: Competing on Analytics: The New Science of Winning.      Thanks to Jason, I learned of some weird but unsurprising research that brings together the bad apple studies described in Good Boss, Bad Boss and work on emotional contagion in The No Asshole Rule. The cow study reminded me of the work of Temple Grand with livestock and her efforts to keep them calm and safe so that they would make it safely to the slaughter. Bob Sutton.

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Getting on the AI Learning Curve: A Pragmatic, Incremental Approach

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Two-thirds of the opportunities to use AI are in improving the performance of existing analytical use cases,” is the paper’s overriding finding. AI is now being successfully applied to tasks that not long ago were viewed as the exclusive domain of humans, - machine translation, natural language processing, defeating the world’s top Go players, - but only 16% of the use cases studied by McKinsey are greenfield cases, where only machine learning techniques can be used.

Evidence that "Retail Therapy" is Effective - Bob Sutton

Bob Sutton

Davenport: Competing on Analytics: The New Science of Winning.   BPS Research reports a recent article containing a series of small studies that shows "retail therapy" does work -- at least in a sample of young American consumers.  " I better not show this study to my teenage daughters.  I better not show this study to my teenage daughters. Hi Bob, Interesting study, although I'm already a believer. Bob Sutton.

What's Right About Being Wrong: A Sweet Little Essay by Larry.

Bob Sutton

Davenport: Competing on Analytics: The New Science of Winning. New Study: When NBA Players Touch Teammates More, They and Their Teams Play Better » Whats Right About Being Wrong: A Sweet Little Essay by Larry Prusak. Those of who teach and study learning, innovation, design thinking, and creativity are constantly talking about how important it is accept and learn from failure.  Bob Sutton. About Subscribe to this blogs feed Email Me Follow Me @ work_matters.

How Many Social Channels Should Our Nonprofit Use?

Beth Kanter

Hubspot has released new study on consumer expectations about brands and social media that helps answer this question. The study found that consumers expect brands to be on at least 3 social platforms, with Twitter and Facebook being the most popular platforms (no surprise here).

Competing Against “Digital Invaders”

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The study surveyed over 5,200 CEOs, CFOs, CIOs, CMOs and other C-suite executives across 21 industries in over 70 countries, - most of them in face-to-face interviews. What has enabled the Torchbearers in the study to forge ahead of the rest?

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Spyware Alert - Thx to DArcy Norman

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « "Games trainers play" (Washington Business Journal) | Main | Foucault, Control and the LMS » April 21, 2007 Spyware Alert - Thx to DArcy Norman A big shout out to DArcy Norman for noticing that Sitemeter (yes, I know Im not linking to it.thats on purpose), a web site analytics tool that I also have been using, has recently begun "inserting cookies for an advertising company.

Evidence Employees Are MORE SATISFIED With Their Bosses: Why.

Bob Sutton

Davenport: Competing on Analytics: The New Science of Winning. I got a note from my book publicist, the relentless and civilized Mark Fortier, about an interesting new study.  Both studies use bad samples, they arent representative of the US workforce, the better samples are the bullying and -- I think -- the other one that show bullying is going down and most Americans rate their boss's pretty highly. Bob Sutton.

International Organizations and Social Media: News, Engagement, and Social Data for Policy Change

Beth Kanter

I’m teaching a graduate class at the Monterey Institute of International Studies based on my books, The Networked Nonprofit and Measuring the Networked Nonprofit. Here’s what I learned: Global Social Media and Mobile Usage Studies and Internet Penetration.

Gender Diversity, Empathy and Technology

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Studies also show that people working in teams tend to achieve better results and report higher job satisfaction… If a company wants to outstrip its competitors, it needs to influence not only how people work but also how they work together.”.

The Emergence of Industry 4.0

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Over the past few years, Industry 4.0, - aka the 4th Industrial Revolution, - has been the subject of several articles, studies, and surveys, as well as a book published earlier this year by Klaus Schwab , founder and executive chairman of the World Economic Forum (WEF).

Xyleme Named a Top 20 Learning Portal for Sixth Consecutive Year

Xyleme

These organizations are striving to improve the user and administrative experience through advancements in reporting and analytics and are focused on modernizing the individual learner experience.”. October 23rd, 2017 – Xyleme is honored to be named one of Training Industry Inc.’s

Preparing Students for an Increasingly Complex Business World

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Not quite, say a number of recent studies. Universities generally do a pretty good job when it comes to teaching hard skills, - engineering methods, technology, analytical tools, finance, marketing, and so on.

Learning to Apply Data Science to Business Problems

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

This past semester I was involved in an interesting course at MIT’s Sloan School of Management , - Analytics Labs (A-Lab). A-Lab’s objective is to teach students how to use data sets and analytics to address real-world business problems.

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A Framework for Building AI Capabilities

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Based on a study of over 150 AI-based projects, the authors found that AI can play a major role in three important business needs: advanced process automation, cognitive insight through data analysis, and cognitive engagement with customers and employees.

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Serious AI Challenges that Require Our Attention

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A few months ago, Stanford University’s One Hundred Year Study of AI project published a report by a panel of experts assessing the current state of AI. Earlier this year, the World Economic Forum published Global Risks Report 2017 , its 12th annual study of major global risks.

Nothing Has Changed. Everything Has Changed.

Charles Jennings

One piece of aligning data comes from the Corporate Executive Board’s 2012 study ‘ Building High Performance Capability for the New Work Environment’. This study sampled 35,000 managers and employees across the globe. A Revolution or a Slow Demise?

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Friday Fun: Eat, Drink and Be Creative

Dan Pontefract

They state: The results of the current study supported the prediction that moderate alcohol intoxication would improve performance on a creative problem solving task. Additionally, participants in the intoxicated condition perceived their problem solving to be less analytic and more intuitive than the sober controls. You're reading fresh content from Dan Pontefract at Brave New Org: It turns out we all should be having vodka cranberries at work.

How to Support the Widespread Adoption of AI

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Productivity studies at both the firm level and the establishment (or plant) level during the period 1995-2008 reveal that the firms that saw high returns on their technology investments were the same firms that adopted certain productivity-enhancing business practices.”.