My current gig

In my line as a social media analyst, I'm tasked with looking at trends in the consumer market to answer business questions. My category focus recently shifted to concentrate on Japanese beauty and personal care. As a result, I end up looking at pages upon pages of cosmetics and beauty care blogs, forums, social media … Continue reading My current gig

Seasons of Change

It is always so easy to forget that time is passing quicker than we realise. I checked back on my last post - February 2018. Wuuut? Where have I been, and where am I going? This past year has been a year of great change for me: Left the finance sector Enrolled in a bootcamp, … Continue reading Seasons of Change

My Observations on the Data Science Job Market in Singapore

I am told that the second batch of DSI students from GA have just graduated, and that the third batch will begin next week. General Assembly is steadily churning out classes amid high demand from people who are interested to enter the industry... and for now they still remain the only provider in Singapore offering … Continue reading My Observations on the Data Science Job Market in Singapore

The Search for ‘Analytics Whisperers’

I had never heard of the term Analytics Translators until this week, where I chanced upon an article by HBR. According the the article, "translators play a critical role in bridging the technical expertise of data engineers and data scientists with the operational expertise of marketing, supply chain, manufacturing, risk, and other frontline managers." Simply put, … Continue reading The Search for ‘Analytics Whisperers’

Can humans change personalities as they grow older?

Traditional thinking suggests that once past our puberty years, we tend to settle down into a more stable, mature personality that persists all the way till our twilight years. Yet this study from Psychology and Aging suggests that contrary to what we think, our personalities in childhood can be very different from what it will … Continue reading Can humans change personalities as they grow older?

The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation

I read an excellent post from the Art of Manliness here, from which I note the following observations: Notions of success are personal. "Thoreau wasn’t ambitious for the traditional status markers held up by society, he was ambitious for something else: life. Life at its very essence. Life in its fullest form." How many of … Continue reading The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation