Why is Big Data Such a Big Deal Now?

Posted on Categories Business, Technology

If you are in the tech industry, you surely have heard the term big data. But why is it that we are talking about it so much, when data (and large amounts of it) have been around for a while (i.e. more than 5 years)? We had big data systems that dealt with weather prediction, storing medical records, google searchs, inventory systems, etc.

Big Data has indeed been around, but now it is not restricted to the likes of IBM and Google, it has become cost effective for ‘anyone’ to do.

There are three things you need for big data. Continue reading Why is Big Data Such a Big Deal Now?

How Baby Unicorns Lead to Happiness

Posted on Categories Life

I  watched this TED Talk by Shawn Achor  a few years ago, and it still has the punch it had back then.

It is a great example of  stage presence, use of comedy and story telling. All are amazing. You can see when the camera pans to the audience how every single one of them are super engaged. On top of all that the actual lesson itself is amazing.

This was a great little Saturday morning watch, I hope you enjoy: http://www.ted.com/talks/shawn_achor_the_happy_secret_to_better_work.html