The Artists of Data Science explicit


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By Harpreet Sahota. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.
In his book Linchpin, Seth Godin says that "“Artists are people with a genius for finding a new answer, a new connection, or a new way of getting things done. That would be you.” And if you don't mind me lifting an entire section - Scientists Are Mapmakers - from his book Linchpin: "Lab assistants do what they're told. Scientists figure out what to do next. It's not a surprise when a scientist is surprised. That's what happens when she is doing her job properly. To explore, to follow hunches, to see the landscape and plot a new course. Setting yourself up to be surprised is a conscious choice. Scientists never believe that it's all figured out, totally settled. They understand that there's always another argument or mystery around the corner, which means that the map is never perfected. Craig Venter, who first decoded the human genome, didn't wait for someone to tell him what to do next. Figuring out what to do next was his contribution as a linchpin. " Sounds a lot like a data scientist to me! The technical skills and knowledge are a MUST in data science, we can't escape that. But you aren't born with them. You acquire and cultivate them through hard work, passion, perseverance, raw grit, and embodying a growth mindset. This is your chance to hear the story of the journey's and struggles of people who eventually paved their own lane in this field and have become indispensable to the industry in the process. This is a podcast about data scientists, not so much about data science. Even if you're not a data scientist, this podcast is for you, your managers, and your employees, because the best path forward is a path where we contribute our true self and accomplish our best work. Sometimes, we need to hear about other peoples stories to inspire our own. Are you up for that? Hit play on any episode, and let's turn you into an Artist of Data Science.

24 episodes