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Every professor is a startup

There has been a lot of discussion lately about whether to be in academia or industry.¬†Some of it I think is a bit unfair to academia. Then I saw this post on Quora asking what Hilary Mason’s contributions were to … Continue reading

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Schlep blindness in statistics

This is yet another outstanding post by Paul Graham, this time on “Schlep Blindness”. He talks about how there are great startup ideas that no one considers because they are too much of a “schlep” (a tedious unpleasant task). He … Continue reading

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Interview with Amy Heineike - Director of Mathematics at Quid

Amy Heineike Amy Heineike is the Director of Mathematics at Quid, a startup that seeks to understand technology development and dissemination through data analysis. She was the first employee at Quid, where she helped develop their technology early on. She … Continue reading

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Why statisticians should join and launch startups

The tough economic times we live in, and the potential for big paydays, have made¬†entrepreneurship cool. From the venture capitalist-in-chief, to the javascript coding mayor of New York, everyone is on board. No surprise there, successful startups lead to job … Continue reading

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Data analysis companies getting gobbled up

Companies that specialize in data analysis, or essentially, statistics, are getting gobbled up by larger companies. IBM bought SPSS, then later Algorithmics. MSCI bought RiskMetrics. HP bought Autonomy. Who’s next? SAS?

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