The Data Science Handbook (DSH) is a compilation of in-depth interviews with 25 leading data scientists who share their remarkable insights, stories, and advice. Some of them, like DJ Patil and Hilary Mason, were part of the trailblazing wave of data scientists who catapulted the field into national attention. What mindsets and techniques make a great data scientist? What does it take to build an effective team; what lies in the future of data science?
We had the pleasure of speaking with authors Carl Shan, Henry Wang, William Chen and Max Song – and then, handing the pen over to … Read the rest
Website background video is all the rage these days, and for good reason: it’s one of the best ways to engage your visitors, and make them stay on your site longer. There’s all sorts of psychological reasons behind why it works wonders for visitor retention, but the most clear and intuitive reason is that background video is visually spellbinding in ways that blocks of texts just aren’t. In fact, studies have shown that the brain processes visual data up to 60,000 times faster than text. A background video can capture your visitors’ focus long before they read your first … Read the rest
You’ve heard that a picture is worth a thousand words. Let’s take it one step further– a video is worth a million words. In fact – a video is worth 1.8 million words, according to Forrester Research. Do you have time to write 1.8 million words? Neither do we, my friend!
Think of how much you can convey to your site audience, with the right video. You can flesh out you personal branding, showcase your offerings attractively, and create a rockstar first impression that makes people remember you long after they’ve closed the tab.
Research shows that simply having … Read the rest
Have you ever visited a blog, loved the content, vowed that you would return, and then forgot the name of the site? Or do you have a never-ending bookmarks folder with all your favorite blogs, but you just can’t keep up at all because they’re out of sight, out of mind?
You’re not alone. In fact, your site visitors are probably the same exact way, unfortunately. And that’s why it’s so crucial to have this one important tool – an email list.
Let’s not sugar coat this. If you have a blog, you need an email list.
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