Winning with Data

Author: Tomasz Tunguz
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119257233
Release Date: 2016-06-20
Genre: Business & Economics

"This book shares how to instrument a company and most importantly, build an internal culture that values and uses data to maximum effect"--

Winning with Data

Author: Tomasz Tunguz
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119257394
Release Date: 2016-05-26
Genre: Business & Economics

Crest the data wave with a deep cultural shift Winning with Data explores the cultural changes big data brings to business, and shows you how to adapt your organization to leverage data to maximum effect. Authors Tomasz Tunguz and Frank Bien draw on extensive background in big data, business intelligence, and business strategy to provide a blueprint for companies looking to move head-on into the data wave. Instrumentation is discussed in detail, but the core of the change is in the culture—this book provides sound guidance on building the type of organizational culture that creates and leverages data daily, in every aspect of the business. Real-world examples illustrate these important concepts at work: you'll learn how data helped Warby-Parker disrupt a $13 billion monopolized market, how ThredUp uses data to process more than 20 thousand items of clothing every day, how Venmo leverages data to build better products, how HubSpot empowers their salespeople to be more productive, and more. From decision making and strategy to shipping and sales, this book shows you how data makes better business. Big data has taken on buzzword status, but there is little real guidance for companies seeking everyday business data solutions. This book takes a deeper look at big data in business, and shows you how to shift internal culture ahead of the curve. Understand the changes a data culture brings to companies Instrument your company for maximum benefit Utilize data to optimize every aspect of your business Improve decision making and transform business strategy Big data is becoming the number-one topic in business, yet no one is asking the right questions. Leveraging the full power of data requires more than good IT—organization-wide buy-in is essential for long-term success. Winning with Data is the expert guide to making data work for your business, and your needs.

Winning with Data

Author: Tomasz Tunguz
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119257417
Release Date: 2016-05-26
Genre: Business & Economics

Crest the data wave with a deep cultural shift Winning with Data explores the cultural changes big data brings to business, and shows you how to adapt your organization to leverage data to maximum effect. Authors Tomasz Tunguz and Frank Bien draw on extensive background in big data, business intelligence, and business strategy to provide a blueprint for companies looking to move head-on into the data wave. Instrumentation is discussed in detail, but the core of the change is in the culture—this book provides sound guidance on building the type of organizational culture that creates and leverages data daily, in every aspect of the business. Real-world examples illustrate these important concepts at work: you'll learn how data helped Warby-Parker disrupt a $13 billion monopolized market, how ThredUp uses data to process more than 20 thousand items of clothing every day, how Venmo leverages data to build better products, how HubSpot empowers their salespeople to be more productive, and more. From decision making and strategy to shipping and sales, this book shows you how data makes better business. Big data has taken on buzzword status, but there is little real guidance for companies seeking everyday business data solutions. This book takes a deeper look at big data in business, and shows you how to shift internal culture ahead of the curve. Understand the changes a data culture brings to companies Instrument your company for maximum benefit Utilize data to optimize every aspect of your business Improve decision making and transform business strategy Big data is becoming the number-one topic in business, yet no one is asking the right questions. Leveraging the full power of data requires more than good IT—organization-wide buy-in is essential for long-term success. Winning with Data is the expert guide to making data work for your business, and your needs.

Winning With Data

Author: Fiona Green
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781351610339
Release Date: 2018-08-01
Genre: Business & Economics

For many years, sports rights owners have had an ‘if you build it, they will come’ attitude, suggesting they take their fans for granted. Combined with advances in broadcasting quality, digital marketing, and social media, this has resulted in diminishing attendances and participation levels. The use of CRM (Customer Relationship Management), BI (Business Intelligence) and Data Analytics has therefore become integral to doing business in sports, emulating the approach used by brands such as Amazon, Netflix, and Spotify. Technology has made the world a smaller place; clubs and teams can now connect with their fans anywhere in the world, allowing them to grow their marketplace, but they operate in an ‘attention economy’ where there’s too much choice and engagement is key. This book sets out to share the processes and principles the sports industry uses to capitalise on the natural loyalty it creates. Case studies and commentary from around the world are used to demonstrate some of the practices implemented by the world’s leading sports brands including clubs Arsenal and the San Antonio Spurs. the governing bodies of UEFA and Special Olympics International, and the MLS and NHL. With a focus on our unique challenges coupled with the opportunities the use of data creates, this book is essential reading for professionals within the sports industry.

Pigeon Racing Analytics

Author: Dave Gehrke
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 154551335X
Release Date: 2017-05-12
Genre:

How to collect, analyze and use readily available data to fly and manage your racing homer team. Real life examples, easily understood tables and supporting data presented in an easy to understand manner by an accomplished author and a racing homer enthusiast with over 45 years experience.

Win with Advanced Business Analytics

Author: Jean-Paul Isson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118417089
Release Date: 2012-09-25
Genre: Business & Economics

Plain English guidance for strategic business analytics and big data implementation In today's challenging economy, business analytics and big data have become more and more ubiquitous. While some businesses don't even know where to start, others are struggling to move from beyond basic reporting. In some instances management and executives do not see the value of analytics or have a clear understanding of business analytics vision mandate and benefits. Win with Advanced Analytics focuses on integrating multiple types of intelligence, such as web analytics, customer feedback, competitive intelligence, customer behavior, and industry intelligence into your business practice. Provides the essential concept and framework to implement business analytics Written clearly for a nontechnical audience Filled with case studies across a variety of industries Uniquely focuses on integrating multiple types of big data intelligence into your business Companies now operate on a global scale and are inundated with a large volume of data from multiple locations and sources: B2B data, B2C data, traffic data, transactional data, third party vendor data, macroeconomic data, etc. Packed with case studies from multiple countries across a variety of industries, Win with Advanced Analytics provides a comprehensive framework and applications of how to leverage business analytics/big data to outpace the competition.

Winning with Risk Management

Author: Russell Walker
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9789814518482
Release Date: 2013-04-04
Genre: Business & Economics

This book develops the notion that companies can succeed on the basis of risk management, much as companies compete on efficiency, costs, labor, location, and other dimensions. The reality of risk and how it impacts companies is that it is much more definite, often catastrophic and looks more like a shock. This is striking, as a difference between firms on risk different than a marginal difference in operating efficiencies, for example. Competing on Risk Management requires a discipline, a commitment to using information and recognizing shocks and then acting upon those to redistribute assets. This book will examine how leading firms that compete on risk have done this and showcase best practices and impacts to the capital structure of firms and their organizational formation. Contents:Introduction to RiskOverview of Risk DecisionsDealing With Shocks — Large Scale Risks Impacting Markets and IndustriesOperations Pose Embedded Risks to the EnterpriseReliance on Technology Increases Operational Risk — Often It Is Not ObviousDealing With Contagion and Persistence in RisksRisk Management as a Corporate CompetencyProtecting the Enterprise From Itself — Learning From History, Again Forming an Organization That Competes on Risk: Organizational ImplicationsDeveloping a Culture for Sound Risk ManagementToyota: Dealing With Crisis in a Major (Foreign) MarketCommunicating Risk Information in the EnterpriseBenefits of Competing on Risk Readership: Business professionals and students interested in the topic of risk management. Keywords:Risk Management;Risk;Financial Markets;Enterprise RiskKey Features:Best practices for dealing with operational and enterprise riskExamples of risk management as a competitive advantage for an enterpriseExamples of how risk management best practices add long term shareholder valueReviews: “Professor Walker provides an excellent perspective on risk management and its importance in corporate strategy and running a global business. I highly recommend this book to executives, board members and anyone else who truly wants to understand the key concepts of risk management.” Harry M Kraemer, Jr. Executive Partner of Madison Dearborn Partners and former Chairman and CEO of Baxter International Inc. “This book addresses risk management as a corporate competency that is important to the success of the organization and is an excellent read for executives and board members seeking to develop winning risk management strategies.” Dennis Chookaszian Former Chairman and CEO of CNA Insurance Company “The events of 2008 showed that risk was mispriced and misunderstood by many businesses. There were winners and losers. This book will help you be a winner with risk!” Donald P Jacobs Dean Emeritus of the Kellogg School of Management “In this engaging analysis of risk management, Dr. Russell Walker takes a holistic look at the competitive advantages of risk and how to approach volatility and uncertainty. Dr. Walker provides strong historical context for risk and then explores how it impacts modern business organizations in diverse ways — from operational risk in the supply chain to technological risks inherent in digital processes. Drawing from theory and practice, Dr. Walker highlights various real-world cases of risk management, including examples from the 2008 recession. Of special benefit is his focus on how top firms successfully compete on risk. Anyone seeking an accessible and rich consideration of risk will gain valuable insight from Dr. Walker's treatment of this ever-present market force.” Dipak C Jain Dean of INSEAD “Of special interest are the many relevant case studies that help the reader to identify decisions that led to catastrophe or to success. Winning with Risk Management is highly recommended for any engineer, and especially for professionals with risk analysis responsibilities.” Product Development & Management Association

Leaders and Innovators

Author: Tho H. Nguyen
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119232575
Release Date: 2016-09-06
Genre: Business & Economics

"The uniqueness and value of this book is to exploit an integrated, end-to-end capabilities that encompass data management and analytics from a business and IT perspective"--

Data Driven

Author: Thomas C. Redman
Publisher: Harvard Business Press
ISBN: 9781422163641
Release Date: 2008-09-22
Genre: Business & Economics

Your company's data has the potential to add enormous value to every facet of the organization -- from marketing and new product development to strategy to financial management. Yet if your company is like most, it's not using its data to create strategic advantage. Data sits around unused -- or incorrect data fouls up operations and decision making. In Data Driven, Thomas Redman, the "Data Doc," shows how to leverage and deploy data to sharpen your company's competitive edge and enhance its profitability. The author reveals: · The special properties that make data such a powerful asset · The hidden costs of flawed, outdated, or otherwise poor-quality data · How to improve data quality for competitive advantage · Strategies for exploiting your data to make better business decisions · The many ways to bring data to market · Ideas for dealing with political struggles over data and concerns about privacy rights Your company's data is a key business asset, and you need to manage it aggressively and professionally. Whether you're a top executive, an aspiring leader, or a product-line manager, this eye-opening book provides the tools and thinking you need to do that.

Storytelling with Data

Author: Cole Nussbaumer Knaflic
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119002260
Release Date: 2015-10-09
Genre: Mathematics

Don't simply show your data—tell a story with it! Storytelling with Data teaches you the fundamentals of data visualization and how to communicate effectively with data. You'll discover the power of storytelling and the way to make data a pivotal point in your story. The lessons in this illuminative text are grounded in theory, but made accessible through numerous real-world examples—ready for immediate application to your next graph or presentation. Storytelling is not an inherent skill, especially when it comes to data visualization, and the tools at our disposal don't make it any easier. This book demonstrates how to go beyond conventional tools to reach the root of your data, and how to use your data to create an engaging, informative, compelling story. Specifically, you'll learn how to: Understand the importance of context and audience Determine the appropriate type of graph for your situation Recognize and eliminate the clutter clouding your information Direct your audience's attention to the most important parts of your data Think like a designer and utilize concepts of design in data visualization Leverage the power of storytelling to help your message resonate with your audience Together, the lessons in this book will help you turn your data into high impact visual stories that stick with your audience. Rid your world of ineffective graphs, one exploding 3D pie chart at a time. There is a story in your data—Storytelling with Data will give you the skills and power to tell it!

Creating a Data Driven Organization

Author: Carl Anderson
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 9781491916889
Release Date: 2015-07-23
Genre: Business & Economics

What do you need to become a data-driven organization? Far more than having big data or a crack team of unicorn data scientists, it requires establishing an effective, deeply-ingrained data culture. This practical book shows you how true data-drivenness involves processes that require genuine buy-in across your company, from analysts and management to the C-Suite and the board. Through interviews and examples from data scientists and analytics leaders in a variety of industries, author Carl Anderson explains the analytics value chain you need to adopt when building predictive business models—from data collection and analysis to the insights and leadership that drive concrete actions. You’ll learn what works and what doesn’t, and why creating a data-driven culture throughout your organization is essential. Start from the bottom up: learn how to collect the right data the right way Hire analysts with the right skills, and organize them into teams Examine statistical and visualization tools, and fact-based story-telling methods Collect and analyze data while respecting privacy and ethics Understand how analysts and their managers can help spur a data-driven culture Learn the importance of data leadership and C-level positions such as chief data officer and chief analytics officer

Baseball Hacks

Author: Joseph Adler
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 9781491949429
Release Date: 2006-01-31
Genre: Games

Baseball Hacks isn't your typical baseball book--it's a book about how to watch, research, and understand baseball. It's an instruction manual for the free baseball databases. It's a cookbook for baseball research. Every part of this book is designed to teach baseball fans how to do something. In short, it's a how-to book--one that will increase your enjoyment and knowledge of the game. So much of the way baseball is played today hinges upon interpreting statistical data. Players are acquired based on their performance in statistical categories that ownership deems most important. Managers make in-game decisions based not on instincts, but on probability - how a particular batter might fare against left-handedpitching, for instance. The goal of this unique book is to show fans all the baseball-related stuff that they can do for free (or close to free). Just as open source projects have made great software freely available, collaborative projects such as Retrosheet and Baseball DataBank have made great data freely available. You can use these data sources to research your favorite players, win your fantasy league, or appreciate the game of baseball even more than you do now. Baseball Hacks shows how easy it is to get data, process it, and use it to truly understand baseball. The book lists a number of sources for current and historical baseball data, and explains how to load it into a database for analysis. It then introduces several powerful statistical tools for understanding data and forecasting results. For the uninitiated baseball fan, author Joseph Adler walks readers through the core statistical categories for hitters (batting average, on-base percentage, etc.), pitchers (earned run average, strikeout-to-walk ratio, etc.), and fielders (putouts, errors, etc.). He then extrapolates upon these numbers to examine more advanced data groups like career averages, team stats, season-by-season comparisons, and more. Whether you're a mathematician, scientist, or season-ticket holder to your favorite team, Baseball Hacks is sure to have something for you. Advance praise for Baseball Hacks: "Baseball Hacks is the best book ever written for understanding and practicing baseball analytics. A must-read for baseball professionals and enthusiasts alike." -- Ari Kaplan, database consultant to the Montreal Expos, San Diego Padres, and Baltimore Orioles "The game was born in the 19th century, but the passion for its analysis continues to grow into the 21st. In Baseball Hacks, Joe Adler not only demonstrates thatthe latest data-mining technologies have useful application to the study of baseball statistics, he also teaches the reader how to do the analysis himself, arming the dedicated baseball fan with tools to take his understanding of the game to a higher level." -- Mark E. Johnson, Ph.D., Founder, SportMetrika, Inc. and Baseball Analyst for the 2004 St. Louis Cardinals

Winning with integrity

Author: Leigh Steinberg
Publisher: Times Books
ISBN: 0812932439
Release Date: 1999-10-18
Genre: Business & Economics

An incisive and inspirational guide to the art of negotiation in business and life by a noted sports agent and attorney explains how to achieve success while living by a strict code of personal and professional ethics. Reprint. 35,000 first printing. Tour.

Winning with Customers

Author: D. Keith Pigues
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470768517
Release Date: 2010-08-13
Genre: Business & Economics

Do Your Customers Make More Money Doing Business With You? Knowing the answer can help you build measurable and valuable customer relationships, outperform the competition, and unlock profitable growth. Companies are blind to opportunities for profitable customer relationships without a deep understanding of how they create customer value relative to competitors. With a rigorous and measurable understanding of how customers make more money today and in the future with you, combined with supporting plans and tools to align the entire organization for success, a company can win and win big. Winning with Customers offers a step-by-step playbook to help companies develop this capability for themselves, act on it, build a culture around it and sustain it over time. The playbook includes case studies, interviews, and tools from leading B2B companies who have demonstrated success. Written by recognized business thought leaders and practitioners, this book will guide you to profitable growth. The book also serves as a launch point into a community of like-minded executives that includes a companion website which offers exercises, access to thought leaders, and other tools help you win with customers.