I was reading this paper on MAD Skills when I read this quote and loved it – so sharing this with you all!
If you are looking for a career where your services will be in high demand, you should find something where you provide a scarce, complementary service to something that is getting ubiquitous and cheap. So what’s getting ubiquitous and cheap? Data. And what is complementary to data? Analysis – Prof. Hal Varian, UC Berkeley, Chief Economist at Google
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There are so many ways to make data more valuable. There are too few people taking the time to consider what is possible. Academic data for one, science depends on it yet it is locked away in subscription databases or buried under scientific jargon.
Well said! couldn’t agree more
Data can’t be shrunk less than binary and it can just be managed and analyzed. It shrinks with technology only.