Organising Bookmarks More Usefully

One of the troubles with attempting to be a self-driven learner is that organising everything is up to you. Being in control of how and when learning happens is great, but being told what to learn and when and being directed to the material simplifies so much! So this is what I’m lamenting after my contact Read More

Getting Up To Speed For Data Science: Maths

As I mentioned in previous posts, I’ve just finished my second contact week with the Uni for my apprenticeship and I am re-motivated to learn. The maths is the thing that has me the most stumped, so I’m going to take charge and stop hoping that the material I’m struggling with will suddenly make sense. Luckily, Read More

You Should Take A Long Break After Reading This

Giving yourself time to rest and relax is important. Not just time to unwind, but actual quiet time with nothing else happening or being done. I like to take long baths. This quiet time gives my mind the freedom to wander and bring to my attention things that I’ve thought about before, but with added details Read More

The Secret Powers Of Excel

As I’ve progressed through the Business Statistics Specialization on Coursera, one of the things that I’ve noted, and been grateful for, is that you don’t need to fully understand the maths of statistical methods to use them. The main thing you need to know and be able to us, are Excel functions. There are Excel functions Read More

My First Nanodegree: Predictive Analytics for Business

Yesterday I enrolled on my very first Nanodegree program from Udacity, and I am very excited about it! If you’ve been following my posts, you may wonder what happened to the Business Statistics course on Coursera I was working on. Well, I still haven’t finished it (although I am on track). It may seem like I Read More

Linear Regression for Business: Review

So it’s been about a week since I started studying the Coursera course Linear Regression for Business Statistics in the Business Statistics and Analysis Specialization. One of my early thoughts was how thankful I am that in this course you can submit your answers on the practice quizzes even when auditing the course. This instant feedback Read More

Your Career Is Made Up Of Life And Business Skills

One of my hopes for this blog, and generally the content I share here, is that it may help others who find themselves somewhere on the same path as I am. That may be where they’ve learned enough Excel to be able to list it as one of their skills, and they want to know where Read More

Crash Course in Data Science: Results

My first revelation while following this very short (but wonderfully useful) course was that when I wrote my post about wanting to try out Machine Learning to automate my workflow, I was barking up the wrong tree. To quote one of the statisticians referenced on the course: Statistics is the science of learning from data. Machine Read More

Finance For Non-finance Professionals: Day 2

Last night again I didn’t make time for a post because I was again focusing on quizzes and studying. This time, however, I was working on my weak points first and then carefully reviewing the capstone case content before I proceeded with the quiz. And it paid off some! Last night achieved 50% vs the previous Read More