Week 4, Day 4
Theme: Data Visualisation
This week's theme is data visualisation, or perhaps more accurately, transforming data into insight. Today we have something light and easy to digest - to make up for the challenge of Magicink yesterday.
'Hans Rosling shows the best stats you've ever seen' by Hans Rosling professor of global health at Sweden's Karolinska Institute and co-founder of Médecins sans Frontièrs, speaking in 2006. Available online here.
Key takeout: Rosling has developed software that can visualize virtually any data set. His talk demonstrates the powerful stories that can be created from data. Combine this with an overwhelming enthusiasm for the subject you are talking about and you have something akin to an unstoppable force of nature. It's this sort of passion that can change the world. Can you harness a little bit of this to advance analytics in your organisation? Oh, and 2 final points:
the Rosling software is a free download here.
The above original presentation has been expanded and featured on the BBC here.
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