Predictive Analytics

Getting a bigger return on list buys

Over the past two decades, buying student names from the ACT, College Board, and other sources has become the standard for enrollment professionals under pressure to meet enrollment targets and find best-fit students. After all, competition for students is fierce and prospective students often apply [...]

By | 2017-05-31T12:24:16+00:00 May 30, 2017|Predictive Analytics|

Data Inspires Hope

Predictive Analytics and Baseball Statistics As long as I can remember, baseball has been my favorite sport. I loved the intricacies of the game, the rules, the culture, but most importantly – I loved the rigorous keeping of statistics. I was never very good at [...]

By | 2017-02-26T07:07:20+00:00 October 17, 2016|Predictive Analytics|

The Complexity of Simplicity

I sometimes wonder how many people have heard of John von Neumann [1]. No, he is not a sports legend or something along those lines (see last week's Original Thought for more on that [2]). John von Neumann was a child prodigy who became one [...]

By | 2017-02-26T07:07:20+00:00 September 21, 2016|Predictive Analytics|

Take Your Shot

"You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take."   - Wayne Gretzky I think virtually everyone in business has been subjected to this platitude at some point in their career. It is bandied about with such practiced ease that I sometimes wonder if attending a [...]

By | 2017-02-26T07:07:20+00:00 September 12, 2016|Predictive Analytics|