Inspirational Data Quotes

Updated: Jul 16

Inspirational Data Quotes

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“Think analytically, rigorously, and systematically about a business problem and come up with a solution that leverages the available data.” – Michael O'Conn


“It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data.” — Sherlock Holmes


“With data collection, ‘the sooner the better’ is always the best answer.” – Marissa Mayer


“Data scientists are involved with gathering data, massaging it into a tractable form, making it tell its story, and presenting that story to others.” -Mike Loukides


“Errors using inadequate data are much less than those using no data at all.” – Charles Babbage


“Above all else, show the data.” – Edward R. Tufte


“Big data isn’t about bits, it’s about talent.” – Douglas Merrill


“Statistics are like bikinis. What they reveal is suggestive, but what they conceal is vital.” – Aaron Levenstein


“The world is one big data problem.” – Andrew McAfee


“Data are just summaries of thousands of stories–tell a few of those stories to help make the data meaningful.” – Chip and Dan Heath


“Where there is data smoke, there is business fire.” — Thomas Redman


“On average, people should be more skeptical when they see numbers. They should be more willing to play around with the data themselves.” – Nate Silver


“The goal is to turn data into information and information into insight.” – Carly Fiorina


“Big data is at the foundation of all of the megatrends that are happening today, from social to mobile to the cloud to gaming.” – Chris Lynch


“In the spirit of science, there really is no such thing as a ‘failed experiment.’ Any test that yields valid data is a valid test.” – Adam Savage