• Data Science for Business

  • What You Need to Know About Data Mining and Data-Analytic Thinking
  • By: Foster Provost, Tom Fawcett
  • Narrated by: Benjamin Lange
  • Length: 12 hrs and 46 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (36 ratings)

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By: Foster Provost,Tom Fawcett
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Publisher's Summary

Newly adapted for audiobook listeners.

Created by renowned data science experts Foster Provost and Tom Fawcett, Data Science for Business introduces the fundamental principles of data science, and walks you through the "data-analytic thinking" necessary for extracting useful knowledge and business value from the data you collect. This guide also helps you understand the many data-mining techniques in use today.

Based on an MBA course Provost has taught at New York University over the past 10 years, Data Science for Business provides examples of real-world business problems to illustrate these principles. You’ll not only learn how to improve communication between business stakeholders and data scientists but also how participate intelligently in your company’s data science projects. You’ll also discover how to think data-analytically, and fully appreciate how data science methods can support business decision-making.

Understand how data science fits in your organization - and how you can use it for competitive advantage.

Treat data as a business asset that requires careful investment if you’re to gain real value.

Approach business problems data-analytically, using the data-mining process to gather good data in the most appropriate way.

Learn general concepts for actually extracting knowledge from data.

Apply data science principles when interviewing data science job candidates.

©2013 Foster Provost and Tom Fawcett (P)2021 Upfront Books

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Very Informative - Learned a Ton

Aside from overuse of the word ‘undergird’, very well written and performed. Held my attention and taught me a lot!

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Not enough charts in PDF

The reader was a good fit, but few of the referenced charts or graphs were in the accompanying PDF, and were very difficult to understand based off narration alone

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I was looking for a book that would help me think analytically rather than something technical and I found it with this. Keep in mind though, it DOES get technical at times, but the meat and purpose of the book is more about the fundamentals and way of thinking when tackling data. I also loves that it comes with an accompanying PDF. Finally, this audio book is actually an AUDIO book - not just a reading of the written version, so some words are changed to reflect that, including the narration of charts and graphs.

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Perfect

The best book about data science I have consumed so far. I will definitely listen again.

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  • 05-05-22

Excellent book to garry n understanding into data science

excellent book, well put together to gain a good understanding of the data science. It is easy to follow, and makes it easy to understand the principles really well so highly recommended for both technical and non-technical people

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  • 10-06-22

Could be a fantastic audiobook… but…

The PDF that comes with this book is missing about half of the figures in the book, making the audiobook completely frustrating, because otherwise it’s a fantastic book.

There’s no Whispersync option either, so it looks like I might have to decide whether to begrudgingly buy the Kindle version for full price as well. Not impressed.