Why I stopped hating country music
"Snobbery is an important pursuit for young people and mostly it should be encouraged. It’s often the first awkward gesture at discernment, self-knowledge, and wisdom. […] Part of growing up is the willingness to be declared guilty under the critical judgement of your previous too-cool self."
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[Companies] need more “translators”—people whose talents bridge the disciplines of IT and data, analytics, and business decision making. These translators can drive the design and execution of the overall data-analytics strategy while linking IT, analytics, and business-unit teams. Without such employees, the impact of new data strategies, tools, and methodologies, no matter how advanced, is disappointing.
The amalgam is rare, however. In a more likely talent scenario, companies find individuals who combine two of the three needed skills.