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Please Stop Touting the "Data Scientist"

Instead, let's tout what makes everyone's own skills uniquely valuable. This article was originally posted here on LinkedIn. Tim Wilson, of Digital Analytics Power Hour fame, recently wrote a great piece on LinkedIn about the precarious notion of a 'Citizen Data Scientist'. This is the idea that people who work in areas outside of data science or analytical roles can or will soon be able to take advantage of powerful data science technologies to glean the same kinds of benefits that the pros do without writing code, or studying statistics, or even having a basic idea of how any of it works. I am not going to re-hash Tim's analysis of this idea. I recommend you read it, because it...

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