Original Thoughts Blog

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 baseball. In C-Ball I went [...]

By | 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 of the most important and [...]

By | 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 half-day seminar on sports quoting [...]

By | September 12, 2016|Predictive Analytics|

Job Candidates and Data Analytics

Not a data scientist? That’s okay; learn about how you can leverage data analytics easily in other industries and why it is important. In today’s job market, everyone is looking for a way to stand out from other candidates.  Many people have attended excellent schools and universities, but having knowledge [...]

By | August 15, 2016|Predictive Analytics|

Data Tells A Story

"What’s the story?" This question, while seemingly simple, is such an important component of what we do at Othot. Here is why. Anytime we work with [customer] data we begin with a plan, mapping out everything that is required to accomplish the tasks we are working to complete (i.e. what [...]

By | July 25, 2016|Predictive Analytics|