Fast-Track Your Business Hits the Bookshelves

VisionEdge Marketing President Laura Patterson Releases New Book to Help Innovators Gain Traction for Growth
Author and Marketing Performance Management pioneer and expert Laura Patterson takes a new approach to business marketing in her fourth book, Fast-Track Your Business: A Customer-Centric Approach to Accelerate Market Growth.

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Top 5 Factors that Impacted Online Grocery Businesses in 2019

As we close the book on 2019, brick-and-mortar drove the vast majority of grocery sales—particularly for fresh food—yet e-commerce maintained its meteoric rise.
This push-and-pull between the consumer packaged goods (CPG) industry’s brick-and-mortar foundation and e-commerce growth engine didn’t lure shoppers completely out of stores but encouraged them to dabble.

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Google Tag Manager Book

I am pleased to announce that my first ever book is now available on Amazon. Google Tag Manager – Zero to HeroThis book teaches you everything you need to get started with Google Tag Manager. The book is based on my best selling Google Tag Manager Course.Reviews:If you know nothing about Google Tag Manager, this is THE very best place to start.

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‘200 Ways to Use Alexa’ Reveals Little-known Skills to Interact with Alexa-Enabled Devices

New Book from Voice-tech Expert Bradley Metrock Is an Essential Resource for All Amazon Alexa Users
From finding the cheapest gas and accessing live sporting events, to tuning your guitar or having a conversation with Pikachu, there are thousands of innovative Amazon Alexa skills — and many of them are little-known.

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Before You Know It: The Unconscious Reasons We Do What We Do – Process – Reads

This book is written by a psychologist but understanding how people think is a large part of decision science [1] – a particularly common application of data science. There are a lot of experiments described in the book to learn how people feel or make decisions in a certain context and to rationalize those seemingly irrational behaviors.

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Training, interview and books to win with HumanCoders

3 copies of Bootstrapping Machine Learning to win
Bootstrapping Machine Learning is the first book that teaches Machine Learning through the use of Prediction APIs. This makes it much quicker to get started and it allows to focus more on practical aspects. You can read reviews on Machine Learning Mastery and on Goodreads.

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Heuristics in Analytics

Last week, a book — a real, hard-cover paper-paged book — arrived in the mail with the title:  Heuristics in Analytics:  A Practical Perspective of What Influences Our Analytic World.  The book wasn’t a total surprise, because I had read some of the drafts a few months ago.  One of the authors, Fiona McNeill is an old friend and the other Carlos is a newer friend.

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Open Borders

In their new book Open Borders: The Science and Ethics of Immigration, Bryan Caplan and Zach Weinersmith do everything you’d think that good policy pundits should do.
They don’t just track trends or scold rivals, they identify and focus on a feasible positive policy change. They don’t just pick any old change, but focus on one of the biggest possible gains they can identify.

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Book review: Radical Candor

This just came out, the book Radical Candor by Kim Scott. It’s a good read on managing and focused on people. I’d recommend it if you are a manager or help others manage people. I’d summarize it by saying it takes a teaching and mentoring approach to management, very much of the school that managers primarily exist to help the people on their team.

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Book review: Chaos Monkeys

Cynical, mercenary, and dark, this book aptly serves as an opposing view for any idealism you may have been feeling about Silicon Valley startups or their bigger brethren. Some of us work in technology to make a difference. That is not what you will find in this book. It is a tale of a startup that wasn’t really a startup, three people with no real product acquired after 10 months.

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How My Book Begins: Beyond Probabilism and Performance: Severity Requirement

This week marks one year since the general availability of my book: Statistical Inference as Severe Testing: How to Get Beyond the Statistics Wars (2018, CUP). Here’s how it begins (Excursion 1 Tour 1 (1.1)). Material from the preface is here. I will sporadically give some “one year later” reflections in the comments. I invite readers to ask me any questions pertaining to the Tour.

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My 10-step path to becoming a remote data scientist with Automattic

About two years ago, I read the book The Year without Pants, which describes the author’s experience leading a team at Automattic (the company behind WordPress.com, among other products). Automattic is a fully-distributed company, which means that all of its employees work remotely (hence pants are optional).

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Willpower review

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I just finished reading the book “Willpower”:http://www.amazon.com/dp/0143122231 by Roy Baumeister and John Tierney. The book showed the results from the experiments that the authors have done over the years as phycologists to understand the workings of willpower. There were a few insightful learnings from the book.

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Design Patterns for Production NLP Systems

This post is an excerpt from the final chapter of our upcoming book on Deep Learning and NLP with PyTorch. The book is still a draft under review so your comments on this section are appreciated! 
Production NLP systems can be complex. When building an NLP system, it is important to remember that the system you are building is solving a task and is simply a means to that end.

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