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"The biggest reason that investments in big data fail to pay off, though, is that most companies don’t do a good job with the information they already have. They don’t know how to manage it, analyze it in ways that enhance their understanding, and then make changes in response to new insights."
"Through the window, the family cat sees the family dog playing in the touch football game and quietly seethes with envy, because the family cat knows it is better at touch football than the family dog. Much better. Faster. Smarter. More athletic. The cat is certain of it. There’s no suitable way to address this controversy. The cat is a cat, and he’s just going to sit there in the window and seethe."
"There probably is no better way of hiding the truth than to contradict it. C"
"Airport travelers, especially frequent flyers, represent a fairly affluent group of people overall: well-educated, with good jobs, and many of them are habitual readers,” says Laura Samuels, the vice president for corporate communications at Hudson, who notes that other successful front-and-center titles included And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini and Inferno by Dan Brown. “They have time on the plane to read. From a gender standpoint, there are more men than women,” she says, making Gladwell, with his large male fan base, especially popular."
"So parents, as always, it’s a good idea to try to friend your kids to know what they’re up there. And if your kids refuse to friend you, at least you’ll now potentially have the option to “follow” them."
"There are, after all, many online platforms from which teens can shout things to the world. But Facebook is one of the few that ties what they say so readily to their real world identities."
"Los médicos saben que aproximadamente el 10% de los tumores de cáncer de pulmón y entre el 20 y el 30% de los tumores de cáncer de mama que se detectan en las pruebas nunca causarían daño, dice Brawley. “Ese tumor simplemente se quedaría allí: nunca crecerá ni se extenderá”. La tasa es aún mayor en el caso del cáncer de próstata: 60%."
“any explanation, however esoteric, of a text is intended to be helpful for its understanding; and, provided the author is not a man of exceptional inability, the explanation is bound to be helpful”
Excerpt From: Strauss, Leo. “Leo Strauss: “Persecution and the Art of Writing” .” iBooks."
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"Two-thirds of poor children are now from families where an adult works, his report found."