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Train your data science team: 6 ways to muck it up

Train your data science team: 6 ways to muck it up

Training your data science team is tough. They are already fabulously smart. Making them smarter, faster and nicer is hard. It needs focus determination and the…

Cindy Tonkin September 6, 2018
Skills Matter

Skills Matter

Skills matter: I know that I'm skewed towards the importance of soft skills in the decision sciences. It's important that clients understand the potential of data.…

Cindy Tonkin August 30, 2018
Good vs Great Data Scientist

Good vs Great Data Scientist

One of the things that separates a good data scientist from a great data scientist is really that communication with the people who actually do the jobs, who are…

Cindy Tonkin June 28, 2018
The Podcast

The Podcast

I'm working on Smarter Data People: a podcast. I'm talking to data science leaders about how they work smarter, faster and nicer. Click here to listen. This…

Cindy Tonkin April 4, 2018
Five Problems for Data Science Consulting teams

Five Problems for Data Science Consulting teams

There are five key problems for data scientist consulting teams right now. The key problems work around the acronym FLAWS: Free resourceLacking contextAll…

Cindy Tonkin February 22, 2018
Are you smart enough to read this post? Why small talk is important

Are you smart enough to read this post? Why small talk is important

This is a primer on office politics for geeks and technical people. If you're not smart enough to read this post, then move on! I have been working with data…

Cindy Tonkin January 24, 2018
Political Acumen in Business

Political Acumen in Business

Political acumen in business is what separates the competent operator from the outstanding. It’s what stops you – and your team – from career limiting moves.…

Cindy Tonkin January 1, 2018
Smarter, faster, nicer

Smarter, faster, nicer

Smarter Data People makes your team easier to manage gives them skills to keep their stakeholders happier makes sure they spend their time solving the…

Cindy Tonkin January 1, 2018
What the death of data science means to you

What the death of data science means to you

This post about the death of data science supports my long held belief that the softer skills (influence, negotiation, managing yourself, your ability to make no…

Cindy Tonkin June 24, 2017
Take more breaks earlier (and you'll need fewer breaks)

Take more breaks earlier (and you'll need fewer breaks)

Ya just gotta take a break! See why and how. Some gems: take breaks earlier in the day when you don't need them, and you don't need to have longer make…

Cindy Tonkin September 22, 2016