Essential Skills

for business & data professionals

4 Steps for Integrating US Census Data with Your Company’s Data

Using public data can help improve the quality of your data analysis. It allows you to fill in any gaps in your data or to create more insights into your company’s data. We’ll show you how to go about getting data from a public source, and in particular how to integrate public data with our […]

CAPM vs APT. Which One Is Right for You?

The Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM) and Arbitrage Pricing Theory (APT) are two of the most popular asset pricing models used by analysts and investors. In two previous posts we have looked at these two models individually (CAPM here and APT here). In this post we’ll pit the two models against each other so you […]

5 Ways to Make the Most of Online Learning

Online learning has come of age and its popularity shows no sign of slowing down. Having a virtual classroom at your fingertips is often ideal for those with busy lifestyles, and a study by Learning House in 2015 shows that 78% of online learning students think their experience was of better or equal quality to previous classroom learning […]

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of HR Analytics

Nowadays, we’re all probably desensitized to being spied on. Social networks store enormous amounts of data on us, generating light and heat online but nothing more. State sponsored surveillance, in the guise of “security” elicits little more than a shrug these days. Perhaps it’s down to the relative anonymity, the fact that we’re part of […]

Why Your Business Should Learn Tableau

Over the past few years, many large organizations have adopted business intelligence platforms like Tableau and are rolling them out to varying degrees of success. If your engagement has a heavy data analysis component, it’s highly likely that your clients will expect you to use toolkits like Tableau. If your competitors have already adopted these […]