Wednesday, July 9, 2014

World Cup Soccer Stats Erase The Sport's Most Dominant Players: Women



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World Cup Soccer Stats Erase The Sport's Most Dominant Players: Women

http://bit.ly/1n7XjEs

There are few sporting events I get as excited about as the World Cup. I played soccer in high school, in the NCAA, and for five years post-college, including two glorious years in the Golden Gate Women's League, Premier Division. What the U.S. Men's National Team has accomplished is extraordinary, with a second consecutive appearance in the knock-out round and incredible teamwork and fortitude against four formidable opponents.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Freakonomics » How to Screen Job Applicants, Act Your Age, and Get Your Brain Off Autopilot:...

"the hardest single thing is that even if you have the desire, which you may or may not have, to be data driven, that the existing systems…I never would have thought this before I started working with companies. I never would have imagined that it is an I.T. problem that you simply cannot get the data you want, and the data are held in 27 different data sets that have different identifiers... trying to just put together a data set to do a basic analysis that I think many listeners would think, 'wow I would think that a big, fancy company would be able to do this with the push of a button.'... "The I.T. support and the complexity in these big firms blows your mind about how hard it is to do the littlest, simple things." says Steven Levitt.

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Freakonomics » How to Screen Job Applicants, Act Your Age, and Get Your Brain Off Autopilot:...

http://bit.ly/TBbISu

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Monday, June 16, 2014

I took Zimbio's 'Monty Python and the Holy Grail' quiz and I'm the Black Knight! Who are you?

Of course.

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I took Zimbio's 'Monty Python and the Holy Grail' quiz and I'm the Black Knight! Who are you?

http://bit.ly/1qm16VC

Grab your holy hand grenades — it's time for a quest!