BTW, I've been at 4 analyst firms in my career: tiny, mid-tier, big-brand. I've seen all models and personality dynamics from the inside.
Analyst firms that ground biz model around specific "rockstars" are inherently unstable. Those who prevent stars from emerging are faceless
Bohannon "Let's Start The Dance" (youtu.be/bhjSVzfXcuo) JK--Oh, OK.
Tom Tom Club "Genius of Love" (youtu.be/gTLPQ9h659A) JK--Only one of the namedropped musicians I'm not familiar with is Bohannon.
Cabaret Voltaire "Nag Nag Nag" (youtu.be/RAcRj8pXhMs) JK--Love this electronoise number from Rough Trade "Wanna Buy a Bridge" compile
Joy Division "Love Will Tear Us Apart" (youtu.be/qHYOXyy1ToI) JK--Song has become iconic of era, but was just another tune back then
Chordettes "Lollipop" (bit.ly/wK50By) JK--A pop confection of the sweetest order.
Paul & Paula "Hey Paula" (youtu.be/3ZIYFG1SccQ) JK--U find yrself loving this song, in spite of knowing it's pulling all your strings
Edd Byrnes & Connie Stevens "Kookie Kookie Lend Me Your Comb" (1959 Amer Bandstand) (youtu.be/3gDT2Xk5-Oo) JK--"Cloud 9"="shagging"
Here's that horrible footage of the tsunami rapidly sweeping away Kesennuma, Japan a year ago (youtu.be/iQfdl7y-blE). Gives U shivers
Heard a great song on public radio over-the-air today. Collab of Chieftains & Decemberists. Makes perfect sense.
Always funny when mktg email promoting an event in which I'm speaking is caught in my spam folder. Keeps me from getting too self-important
WSJ article on creativity. It comes from recognizing when a problem is serious enough to warrant your full inattention.
Athletes & their inspiring stories. Entrepreneurs & their... Celebrities & their... I've never seen media do analysts & their inspiring...
South Carolina county GOP making candid8s pledge they've never watched porn or cheated on spouse. Party running on new ideology: HypoCracy
Sarah Palin. Remember the day when there was a minute statistical chance she could be in line 4 US pres? Me neither. Glad was just bad dream
Almost a year since Japan earthquake/tsunami. Later, I will link to 10 min video of tsunami devastating city. Most horrendous disaster scene
I love those Time-Life boxset infomercials, even w/ sound off. Video clips cool to watch. Songs play in head. "150 Teen R&R Hits Early 60s"
Vh-1. New videos by Foster The People, Young The Giant, Katy The Perry, & Jabba The Hutt.
RIP Peter Bergman. Firesign Theatre principal helped bring cerebral postmodern freeform absurdity into the mainstream of comedy.
I cannot remember the last time I looked up a phone number in a phone book.
Wife and I are too sleep-deprived. Gonna do a light dinner, skip the DVD rental, and catch some late winter shuteye.
Any attempt to turn yoga into a kind of competitive sport or showoff forum is evil and should be addressed thru calm indifference.
Got thru the day and week. Halle-frickin-lujah! Now chillin at Panera with acai iced tea.
"Infographic: What happens in a single day on the Internet" (tek.io/y0X1u2) JK--Where's the stats on how much time is wasted?
The Black Keys "10 A.M. Automatic" (youtu.be/y-CukK3eYt0) JK--These guys know how to have serious fun with video conventions.
"How to write an enticing press release without 'news'" (bit.ly/zfgvG3) JK--No! I've seen enuff hot-air balloons masquerading as news
"Big data and the end of theory?" (bit.ly/wGht4X) JK--Poppycock! Are computers gonna automagically build valid theoretically models?
Prepping for a consulting swing through the SF area early next week. Have general & specific thoughts prepped. But I'm agile live in-person
I'm at the Constant Comment portion of the workday. When I'm OD's on the hard caffeine & must content myself with the odd spicy cuppa tea
@chrismatthieu "I dare you to hack my Mac. Its IP address is 127.0.0.1" JK--If U insist. BTW, what's your Mac's social security number?
Taking briefing from
#SAS on "how to operationalize results" of advanced analytics in multichannel next best offer.
Apple simply calling its latest the "new iPad." I suggest they call Tim Cook simply the "new CEO." Then, after a few months, "same ol' CEO"
Some interviewee on Charlie Rose tossed the phrase "
#BigData " at Charlie, who didn't even bother to go there.
"Mr. Sulu steers Facebook to MySQL solution" (bit.ly/yJtEUE) JK--Problem traced to evil daemons planted by Romulan hackers.
The The "This is the Day" (youtu.be/phWv7l8Lm_A) JK--All-purpose song for annotating any arbitrary day with unspecific importance.
Hanging early morning at Panera. Read article in WSJ yesterday about this being one of trend toward "fast casual" dining. Whatevr that means
Hey vendors, don't make ridiculous claims in your PR press release headlines if you want me to tweet them verbatim. I don't repackage BS
Couldn't sleep. At 4:30am, caught Charlie Rose's interview w/ Reid Hoffman of LinkedIn. He's high on diverse socials for diverse communities
Dear ex Rush Limbaugh advertisers: How, after so long, are you just now realizing he's an obnoxious gasbag?
Watching commercial 4 shaving product in which Andre 3000, Adrien Brody & Gael Garcia Bernal strut past honeys, far too in love with selves
@kurtbreighley Kurt, I know you well for somebody I've never actually met or spoken to.
In Méliès' vision & NASA's realization of moontrip scenario, most memorable image was of humans looking back, from lunar surface, to Earth.
Amazing how powerfully human civilization can advance its technical prowess in just 67 years while remaining bloodthirsty barbarians @ heart
Solar flares. 15B+ years and the Earth still has not been scorched to a crisp & life still somehow clings to this orb. I think we'll survive
@SethGrimes I don't call myself an industry "authority" or "expert." I'm closer to "observer." But fundamentally I'm a market researcher.
Cool trivia about famous Muybridge image I just tweeted. Horse owned by Leland Stanford. Sequence captured in Palo Alto. Hi-tech, 1876.
Eadweard Muybridge. You know. Famous 19th century photographer who proved all horse hooves leave ground in gallop (bit.ly/xbFFvK)
Few subject-line phrases scream "SPAM" louder than "You have been chosen." It's more a matter of "You have been randomly targeted." Delete!
"Big data not just about the analytics, says Amazon CTO" (bit.ly/xPBBjN) JK--It's about scalable data mgt 4 analytics & transactions
"Alan Turing: Exhibition offers rare glimpse of the man behind enigma" (tek.io/zmfRw1) JK--Where can we get access to his papers?
"Have you hugged a geek this week?" (tek.io/ArpEg7) JK--Apart from the better-looking geeks, have U hugged one? True test of mettle
I'm doing, um (1,2,3,4)....at least 5
#BigData related consult jobs this month. Some advisories, some webinars, others workshops & speeches
LOL when someone on Internet asks if you're "local" without specifying where they are. No, I'm not local. I'm a spirit permeating the cosmos
#Teradata releases 6690 appliance with hybrid/virtual/optz'd storage layer supporting HDD & SSD scaling out from 6 terabytes to 60 petabytes @SethGrimes Oh, trading on stale insights grounded in the fading past & calcified in a smarmy solution pitch. I see a fair number of those.
"Ray Ozzie startup has mobility, communications at core" (bit.ly/y4mUZE) JK--Would be cool if Ozzie brought back Osborne Computer.
"Are Data Scientists Hiding in Shadows?" (bit.ly/zLRa0J) JK--Need problem solving skills + domain knowledge + adv analytics chops
@SethGrimes I know how U feel. I try 2 add some new content or angle 2 every preso, so I dont go into endless-repeat mode on the core topics
Shatner's most memorable sketch, "Get a Life" at the Trekker Conference, from SNL: youtu.be/FeS4tVFbNNk
W. Shatner, who hosted SNL once, has the best description of how weird the show's pre-live production flow is: youtu.be/3dE1IUUfSDU
Kinda nice out there. Chased a squirrel up a tree. He gave me the slip. But, hey, I'm out of practice.
New blogpost: "The Real-World Experiment: New Application Development Paradigm in the Age of Big Data" (bit.ly/y68UQM)
@CurtMonash Curt, you have the gift of speaking in tongues. Cherish that.
"Facebook makes a play for Pinterest traffic w/Friendsheet" (bit.ly/wrwmPH) JK--Makes sense. FB is my core social visual photo tool
UBU ROI? (bit.ly/zuQl3s) JK--Huh? I dont see any return on investmnt calculatr 4 universal business utility. What's with the sneetch?
@lmclaughlin That also describes the working rhythm of an industry analyst. Indigestion stalks the time-crunched knowledge worker. @NeilRaden You always do great work, bro. Happy to RT your stuff. @merv The tweeting's organic to that mental hygiene. Read & tweet, read & tweet, repeat. People who say "U tweet too much" just don't get it @merv Carving out time for email and reading (i.e., the research core of being an analyst) preserves my mental hygiene & stokes my mind. @merv "Morning email hygiene". Great phrase! A Merv-ism that I'm going to rip off with fiendish thieving glee!
Wife & I agree that we have no idea what Adele is singing about in "Rolling in the Deep." Can't even make out half the words.
Best not to retweet stories without adding your two cents. The majority of your tweets should add some value.
"Big Data Meets Virtualization" (bit.ly/yQY7aC) JK--Enables easier access, search, manipulation, & admin of myriad content types.
Sheryl Crow "A Change Would Do You Good" (youtu.be/GDwLPMOzHLY) JK--Sing it Missouri girl!
Microsoft releases SQL Server 2012. Addition of columnar is most significant enhancement. Teradata has also added that in v14 of their DBMS
I'm not fluent in German surnames, but when I receive an apparent spam from named "Wolfgang Umlaut-Schlanger," I hit delete.
A while back Rush Limbaugh's mother commented on his strained relationships with opposite sex. Now he has his tongue caught in his zipper
When reporter asked "where would U put yr money?," I replied "Ain't gonna put it in any company I cover." Downhome dialect = no mincing.
When TweetDeck app for Android says I've "reached the end of all updates," I feel like I've fallen off the end of the earth.
Did the Justice League of America have farm teams and talent scouts?
I like reading mags that R several months old. To gauge whethr our cultur still gives crap about stuff it got all hot&bothered by back then
I like how the word "attention" contains the sound of the word "tension." Sustaining the former usually stokes the latter.
@chrispugh: I'm thinking about starting a Bon Jovi / Bon Iver cover band called Bon Jiver.
Vendors: note how
@Greenplum has organized this webinar. Analyst+product person+partner discussing POV, platform, use case. Well-done! @Greenplum Michael Maxey speaking now on "Getting Agile thru Big Data Analytics" webinar. Discussing biz data science teams driving it all.
Interviewed by Brian Bloom of IT World Canada on that
#Teradata Integrated Analytics Portfolio announcement. See previous tweet
Built To Spill "Goin' Against Your Mind" (youtu.be/cH9EJg4o9-s) JK--Title summarizes key yoga teaching: disengage your ego.
@brwood It definitely is, Brian. If you have good yoga instructor, they'll help you attune to the limits of your own being & to push against
Use cases. I like them as a framework for identifying key outcomes, benefits, apps, approaches, platforms, & best practices for biz techs.
"Microsoft Azure stabilizes after leap year glitch" (bit.ly/wrMzDn) JK--Had it programmed its cloud to the Julian calendar?
Funny how many otherwise well-informed people still think
#BI is something distinct from "analytics." Former is subset of latter. @HowardKurtz That's right. Limbaugh has linked misogyny to anti-contraception, Santorum's stand, in the popular mind as defining the GOP
RIP Robert Sherman. Half of songwriting-brother team that, among other tunes, gave us "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious." Um-diddle-iddle!
Mindy Kaling "Flick Chicks" (nyr.kr/n067CY) JK--Rom-com women who don't exist in real life.
Fair number of people on socials don't realize it's rude to tell someone you're going to stop following them. Just stop/block. Don't tell.
"'TV Everywhere' Gets Tangled in Pacts" (on.wsj.com/xg3ut0) JK--These legalities can only stimulate emerging only-on-Web TV industry
Listening to John Mellencamp "Ain't That America?" For shame, Cougar-boy! You don't recognize the place by now?
Listenin to Maroon 5 "Move Like Jagger." Reminds of gr8 line frm "Officer&Gentlmn": "Y'all got soft from listenin to that Mick Jagger music"
Some NFL teams' bounties for inflicting injuries on opponents. At what point will we admit that football is hazardous to players' brains.
This month marks 100th anniversary of Girl Scouts. Taught girls to be resourceful & prepared. Also core teaching of Boy Scouts. U go girls!
Interviewed by Christina Torode of
#TechTarget re self-service BI.
"Citi and IBM Enter Exploratory Agrmt on Use of Watson Technologies" (ibm.co/y9ETXB) JK--IBM pls brief at NYC analytics event Mar 20
Retweeted by jameskobielus
Haircut 100 "Favourite Shirts" (youtu.be/G2cat4kykzI) JK--That Unit 4 + 2 song & video suggested this.
Gave my college student daughter a bit of on-demand encouragement. She needs it right now. Mid-terms. I know how stressful that can be.
Best quote I saw last wk: "I despise namedropping, and Lady Gaga agrees with me 100%." Who said that? I think I heard it from George Clooney
"FourSquare Dumps Google Maps for Rival" (bit.ly/wqfvpr) JK--What is this? "Dump on Google Day"? Can't we give a megalith a break?
"Google...Evil?" (bit.ly/xqNxT6) JK--Essentially, Google has set itself up from the start to be the arbiter of relative evils online
"Gene Weingarten: Take this™ and google it!" (wapo.st/ybUvzA) JK--WashPost's great humor columnist rips GGL naming conceit to pieces
"Google 'Assistant' Reportedly Will Surpass Siri" (bit.ly/A4o49O) JK--In same way that Google+ has "surpassed" Facebook?
Ever notice that traditional media give excessive attention to every IT privacy or malware scare? Attempting to discredit the competition?
"Horizontal analytics." Whenever you append "horizontal" to a solution category, you're just referring to category. Drop the "horizontal."
The Black Keys "Howlin' For You" (youtu.be/TLSpj7q6_mM) JK--Had a good night's sleep. I literally dreamed I was watching this video.
It's not that I don't enjoy the merry-go-round. But occasionally I'd like to program a different song to play on each turn of the carousel.
I never indicate "standard" or "daylight" time when referencing timezones of upcoming events. Everybody in US is one or other at any time
Developing speech I'll be delivering to the Online Publishers Association board on
Saw DVD of & wasn't impressed w/Roman Polanski's "The Ghost Writer." Inept storyboarding. I didn't realize he too can produce cinematic dogs
Business rules. It's a technology. In an IT context, we're not referring to the etiquette of letting your boss win the golf game.
Subfreezing morning in the DC area to remind us it's still technically winter. Back up to 60 later this week.
Feels like cable TV paywalls are going to die hard. People are sick of paying for content they will never watch.
Quite a week awaits. Looking forward to the usual crazy crush of activity. Not.
Autopoesis. Million-dollar word (bit.ly/3yM5BR). Means self-created as a self-referential universe. Solipsism, essentially.
March forth. Hup-two-three-four. Double-time. Now go full gallop. Halt. I said halt dammit!
Spoon "Got Nuffin' " (youtu.be/S4Q9zngV52U) JK--Austin band. Britt Daniel has scratchy aggressive vocal and whip-sharp sonic assault.
Shearwater "Animal Life" (youtu.be/UJel0kjRO3o) JK--Austin band. Jonathan Meiburg has operatic delivery that'd do Roy Orbison proud
Okkervil River "Our Life Is Not a Movie or Maybe" (youtu.be/RAWV28FFIHI) JK--Austin band. This is my fave Will Sheff vocal. Over top
Bummed that I'll be missing SXSW yet again. Of course, I haven't seen live music in ages.
Yelp? Who is that?
Winding down my nervous system to clear and calm it in prep for yoga.
So let's get this straight. The Republicans' number one issue is opposition to contraception.
Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros "Home" (youtu.be/DHEOF_rcND8) JK--What else have these people done? This is so funny/lively.
@djmichelemyers I have long been one of the hugest fans of Jefferson Airplane. Just a great body of recorded music. @josverwoerd I immediately retracted it. Don't know why I tweeted that.
Rush Limbaugh back in the news? Ah, 90s nostalgia. Not quite as big or fat as he was during the Clinton era, but still very much the idiot.