This week's Five Links are on Big Data & War Talent.
Five Links: Big Data, War for Talent
- How Google Builds Its Maps – And What it Means for the Future of Everything.
Read this to undestand what your big data future looks like. The secret isn’t information savvy, it’s being willing to commit actual human beings to massage the data. In the process of developing its Maps product, Google is demonstrating how to think abiout the data that is emerging in your company.
- This Chrome Extension Tells You More About Key People On Articles As You Read The News.
Summer is a google chrome extension that gives you profile information about the people in the articles you are reading. Try it out. Then, imagine a near term future in which this functionality is available inside your company.
- War For Talent: Detroit
Here’s the punchline: “Be a destination for talent, not a better mousetrap.” In the war for talent acrtoss regions, the dominant view is that retention is the key. Our obsession with retention sets us up for “blackmail and boodoggles”. Being a great place to go trumps being a place that’s hard to leave.
- Big Data, Big Jobs
Serious coverage of the range and depth of big data jobs and opportunities. Don’t miss Big Data Skills and Titles “According to a report published last year by McKinsey & Co., the U.S. could face a shortage by 2018 of 140,000 to 190,000 people with “deep analytical talent” and of 1.5 million people capable of analyzing data in ways that enable business decisions.” (Bonus Link: A basic Big Data Tutorial)
- What Caused New York’s Startup Boom?
Interesting start to a paper. Does the NYC startup scene owe its momentum to the 3,000 person Google office, the layoffs in the finance sector, skill concentrations unique to NY? Follow the comments.