15 May 2016 – First Meeting 27 May 2016 – First day in the house May 2016 – Getting comfy June 2016 – Experimenting and putting on weight July 2016 – Grrrl, the chill, but thank god for Annie’s coats August 2016 – This is my house and I’ll do whatever I like September 2016 … More Happy Anniversary, Talbot!
In this third post on setting up a data science practice, I address some of the analytics processes that need to be in place to maximise value from analytics. After more than two decades of practice and development, there are now well- established data analytics frameworks like the Cross Industry Standard Process for Data Mining. … More Setting up a Data Science Practice: Analytics Processes
In the previous post, we discussed the key principles of setting up a data science practice. In this post, we’ll discuss the people dimension. One should read the below as suggestions, not prescriptions. There is more than one way to set up a data science practice. Critical to the success of a data science practice are … More Setting up a Data Science Practice: People Dimension
I have been involved in the setup of several data science practices in both industry and government. Here are a few key principles I use in establishing a data science practice. Principle 1: Building a predictive enterprise is, first and foremost, about building a human infrastructure. Many companies mistakenly believe that analytics is primarily about software … More Setting up a Data Science Practice: Fundamental Principles
I stayed at my sister’s new place in Pasir Ris in my latest trip to Singapore and were treated to a different side of the island nation. This is what I wake up to every morning. Changi Airport is just to the right of the photo and we can see planes coming up and down … More A Different Side of Singapore
I bought into an ETF replicating the MSCI Russia Capped Index back in April 2014 on the basis of the Russian market’s low Cyclically Adjusted Price Earnings ratio (CAPE), which was around 5 at the time and the lowest in the world. (For more on the rationale of CAPE investing, see this post.) After three frustrating … More My Russian Value Trap
I have paid more than my fair share of bank fees in doing international fund transfers over the years. The (transparent) transaction fees charged by banks have come down significantly in the last few years and are now usually a small component of the overall cost but the hidden fees, in the form of an … More Low-cost Hassle-free International Fund Transfer