Key Challenges Every Solopreneur Faces, and How to Overcome Them

Research shows that around 7.5% of working people fall into the solopreneur category in the United States: that’s nearly 16 million people. Though the number is impressive, only 33% of solopreneur businesses survive for ten years or more. Large companies have entire departments to educate and empower their workforce, whereas solopreneurs often miss out on such resources.

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Digital River Partners With Magento to Create Powerful Combined Commerce Solution Built for Global Expansion

Working With Diconium as Preferred Integration Partner, Brands Can Create a Unified Ecommerce Solution to Foster Global Growth and Bolster Revenue
Digital River, the most experienced global ecommerce enabler for established and fast-growing brands, announced a partnership with Magento, an Adobe company and leading provider of commerce innovations to merchants and brands across industries.

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Crystal Gazing AI Trends: 20 Reasons Why 2020 Will Herald the Age of Intelligent Conversations

A Reflection on My Two Years of Journey Working in the Area of Conversational AI
A spate of recent developments promises to drive great changes in the global economy. Technologies such as Robotics, Artificial Intelligence (AI), and Machine Learning (ML) have advanced to the extent that the world is ripe for a great leap into the age of intelligent automation.

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Neustar Approved as Initial Secure Telephone Identity Certification Authority

Company Working to Accelerate Adoption of STIR/SHAKEN Caller ID Authentication Standards
Neustar, Inc., a global information services company and leader in identity resolution, has been approved as an initial Secure Telephone Identity Certification Authority (STI-CA).

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5 Secrets of Creating Click-Worthy Social Media Cards

Before my blog writing days at HubSpot, I was working at a marketing agency where I was in charge of social media posts for our clients.
One time, I was posting a blog on Facebook, but it kept aggregating the wrong image.
Frustrated, I went to Google to find the answer: social media cards.

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Bridging the Gap Between Marketing and Sales by Successfully Leveraging Content

You can have all the content planned in your calendar. You can have your best Salespeople working with the most profitable prospects. However, none of those strategies will work if your Marketing and Sales teams are out of alignment, working in silos.
According to a study, only 10% of Marketing and Salespeople all over the world believe that there is perfect alignment between the two teams.

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Power and Sample Size for Repeated Measures ANOVA with R

Background
One of my colleagues is an academic physical therapist (PT), and he’s working on a paper to his colleagues related to power, sample size, and navigating the thicket of trouble that surrounds those two things. We recently got together to walk through some of the issues, and I thought I would share some of the wildlife we observed along the way.

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Filtering for English Tweets: Unsupervised Language Detection on Twitter

(See a demo here.)
While working on a Twitter sentiment analysis project, I ran into the problem of needing to filter out all non-English tweets. (Asking the Twitter API for English-only tweets doesn’t seem to work, as it nonetheless returns tweets in Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, Russian, and a couple other languages.

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Two years as a Data Scientist at Stack Overflow

Last Friday marked my two year anniversary working as a data scientist at Stack Overflow. At the end of my first year I wrote a blog post about my experience, both to share some of what I’d learned and as a form of self-reflection.
After another year, I’d like to revisit the topic.

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I co-founded a company! Meet Problem Forward Data Science

I have some exciting news about something I’ve been working on for the last year or so. I started a company! It’s called Problem Forward data science. I’m pumped about this new startup for a lot of reasons.
My co-founder is one of my families closest friends, Jamie McGovern, who has more than 2 decades of experience in the consulting world and who I’ve known for 15 years.

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Four years ago (more or less) — something to remember when reading the latest analysis from Nate Cohn (and a lot of others)

Track records matter. Like it or not, unless you’re actually working with the numbers, you have to rely to some degree on the credibility of the analysts you’re reading. Three of the best ways to build credibility are:1. Be right a lot.2. When you’re wrong, admit it and seriously examine where you went off track, then…3. Correct those mistakes.

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Survey on Social Media Analysis in 2015

I’m working on a new research project, and I need your help. If monitoring or analyzing social media is part of your job—and you don’t work for one of the software providers—please take part in a survey on the state of social media analysis at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/sma-2015.

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