It seems fitting for Phil Simon to release his sixth book, The Visual Organization: Data Visualization, Big Data, and the Quest for Better Decisions, on the same day that Nate Silver relaunched FiveThirtyEight.com. Silver’s 2012 book, The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail — but Some Don’t, turned Silver into a household name and proved the enormous value of a Big Data-driven approach to prediction making. Simon is no stranger to Big Data. His previous book, 2013’s Too Big to Ignore: The Business Case for Big Data established why Big Data is essential for business to use.
With The Visual Organization, Simon goes beyond the basics established in The Signal and the Noise and Too Big to Ignore, turning his expert eye towards data visualization – what it is, why it matters, and how becoming... keep reading