Below are three articles that I saw this week that caused me to think. I don't necessarily agree with everything in them, but each provides an important perspective on the use of analytics.
1) Recruiting Analytical Talent Requires Cultural Change - Discusses the need for organizations to have executive sponsorship of analytics and a path for analytic personnel to grow in the company.
2) Can You Balance Innovation and Execution? - While not directly discussing analytics, the message can be applied directly to building and maintaining an analytics group.
3) Underground Analytics: The Value of Predicting When an Oil Pump Fails - Discusses the concept of prescriptive analytics vs. predictive analytics.