Statisticians: The new “cool”?

February 28th, 2009 by John Leave a reply »

Google’s Chief Economist, Hal Varian, says “the sexy job in the next ten years will be statisticians.” Sounds great.[Source The McKinsey Quarterly (http://www.mckinseyquarterly.com/Hal_Varian_on_how_the_Web_challenges_managers_2286), via the Flowingdata blog (http://flowingdata.com/2009/02/25/googles-chief-economist-hal-varian-on-statistics-and-data/).]

What will data visualization look like in 10 years? Will the goals change? Will there be a fundamental shift in what data mean for businesses, or just how it’s reported? Time will tell, but in any event…

I’d better start working on my statistics :)

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