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Video Clips Expound Upon Predictive Analytics

Since February's launch of my book, Predictive Analytics: The Power to Predict Who Will Click, Buy, Lie, or Die, I have participated in a number of video interviews that explore the topic and field of predictive analytics. Here is a sampling:

 

Bloomberg TV – Predictive Analytics in Four Minutes:

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Added by Eric Siegel on August 21, 2013 at 1:16pm — No Comments

Financial Times Review of “Predictive Analytics”: “Ignores Dark Overtones”

The Financial Times reviewed my book, Predictive Analytics: The Power to Predict Who Will Click, Buy, Lie, or Die.

 

Click here to read the full Financial Times review (free membership required).

 

Excerpt from the book review:

Book…

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Added by Eric Siegel on August 15, 2013 at 9:22am — 2 Comments

The New Predictive Profession – Odd Yet Newly Legitimate

Here's a review of my book Predictive Analytics from Robert Nisbet, Ph.D., a leading consultant, author, and predictive analytics instructor at University of California – Irvine (posted here with his permissoin).

 

Review of Predictive Analytics – The Power to Predict Who Will Click, Buy, Lie, or Die  By Eric Siegel.

Robert Nisbet, Ph.D.

March 21, 2013

 

Predictions have a problem.  They are viewed…

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Added by Eric Siegel on August 12, 2013 at 12:16pm — 1 Comment

Book FAQ: Is the Book “Predictive Analytics” for Experts?

When you invest the time to read a book, you're investing a lot more than the $17 to buy it.

Many ask whether my book, Predictive Analytics: The Power to Predict Who Will Click, Buy, Lie, or Die, is at the right level for their needs. Is it too advanced? (Quick answer: definitely not.) Will it instruct me on how to execute on predictive analytics? (Not directly – it is an industry primer rather than a…

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Added by Eric Siegel on July 17, 2013 at 11:45am — No Comments

Partial Retraction Regarding Chase’s Profit with Mortgage Prediction

This blog post is to retract an aspect of a story about Chase Bank that I reported in my book, Predictive Analytics: The Power to Predict Who Will Click, Buy, Lie, or Die (published by Wiley, February 2013).

Although predictive analytics professionals usually tell accurate stories about their projects, sometimes the information that comes from human beings is less reliable than the data driven systems they…

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Added by Eric Siegel on July 8, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Predicting Lying and Predicting Dying

Who benefits by predicting your behavior? Organizations do—companies, governments, hospitals, and political campaigns. They employ predictive analytics, technology that learns from data to render per-person predictions, one individual at a time.

 

People have been struck by the final words in the title of my new book on this subject, Predictive Analytics: The Power to Predict Who Will Click, Buy, Lie, or Die (…

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Added by Eric Siegel on April 4, 2013 at 1:53pm — No Comments

WSJ: HP Piloted Program to Predict Which Workers Would Quit

Joel Schectman at the Wall Street Journal wrote about a story broken in my new book, Predictive Analytics: The Power to Predict Who Will Click, Buy, Lie, or Die.

 

Wall Street Journal Article:

Book: HP Piloted Program to Predict Which Workers Would Quit

 

Joel Schectman, Wall Street Journal

 

Hewlett Packard Co. tested a predictive scoring system that attempted…

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Added by Eric Siegel on March 20, 2013 at 2:19pm — No Comments

Get "Predictive Analytics" - the Book - and Enjoy Free Online Training

Predictive Analytics: GET THE BOOK AND RECEIVE FREE ONLINE TRAINING

April 3rd is "Predictive Analytics" Day - not the science, the book! To build awareness of Eric Siegel's new, acclaimed book, "Predictive Analytics: The Power to Predict Who Will Click, Buy, Lie, or Die" (published by Wiley Feb. 19), we're providing an offer ya can't refuse.

ORDER THE BOOK ON APRIL 3 VIA AMAZON (under $15) FOR:

1. Free access to the first of four modules of the…

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Added by Eric Siegel on March 12, 2013 at 11:04am — No Comments

Deathwatch: Five Reasons Organizations Predict When You Will Die

This article was also published on Smart Blogs



Eric Siegel, Ph.D.



Retirement kills more people than hard work ever did.

—Malcolm Forbes



I'm not afraid of death; I just don't want to be there when it happens.

—Woody Allen



Who benefits by predicting your behavior? Organizations do—companies, government agencies,…

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Added by Eric Siegel on March 4, 2013 at 12:08pm — No Comments

The Future of Prediction: Predictive Analytics in 2020

What's next is what's next… Predictive analytics is where business intelligence is going.

— Rick Whiting, InformationWeek



Ten Predictions for the First Hour of 2020



Good morning. It's January 2, 2020, the first workday of the year. As you drive to the office, the only thing predictive analytics doesn't do for you is steer the car (yet that's coming soon as well).



1. Anti-theft. As you enter your car, a predictive model establishes your…

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Added by Eric Siegel on February 26, 2013 at 9:34am — No Comments

Team Obama Mastered the Science of Mass Persuasion - and Won

Last October, a colleague and I speculated on how a special, powerful form of predictive analytics would revolutionize presidential campaigning—and, if successful, how it might be poorly received by the public thereafter. In our work, he and I focus more on financial, marketing, and online applications of this technology. But we bet the story would break within politics by 2016 or 2020.



Surprise: There's no wait! After Obama's win in November, we've learned they already did this.…

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Added by Eric Siegel on February 20, 2013 at 8:47am — No Comments

The Obama Camp Persuaded Millions of Voters with Uplift Modeling

The Fiscal Times is running an excerpt from my book, Predictive Analytics, about the Obama campaign's use of uplift modeling (aka net lift or persuasion modeling).



ARTICLE: The Real Story Behind Obama's Election Victory 

By Eric Siegel 



Elections hang by a thinner thread than you think.



By now you probably know that Barack Obama's 2012 campaign for a second term "moneyballed" the…

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Added by Eric Siegel on February 14, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

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