Visual Analytics with Tableau is the #1 Best-Selling Business Intelligence Tools Book on Amazon

My book is the number 1 best-selling Business Intelligence Tools book on Amazon!

Again, thank you all so much for helping me realize this project that I had on my bucket list for so long. Your ideas and feedback make the book something special. #DataFam

A thought on Artificial Intelligence in China

China is one of the largest AI markets in the world: the stakes of AI are very important for China as they represent the future of economic development. With the one-child policy, China has greatly aged its population, which will soon be in an imbalance of assets and liabilities. The development of AI and its potential for practical applications can enable China to continue its economic growth.

Taking a different perspective: certified Data Protection Officer

Taking a different perspective: now I am a certified data protection officer (Datenschutzbeauftragter (TÜV)).

The required one-week training was packed with insights on how data processing can be made globally compliant with GDPR. I look forward to advising our customers on how organizations can effectively implement GDPR from a technical and organizational perspective.

What are the topics covered by this certification?

In the examination, the participants demonstrate knowledge in the following areas:

      • Data Privacy
      • Organization of Data Protection and Data Security in the company
      • Operational tasks of the Supervisor

“Data Protection Officers (TÜV)” have assured knowledge in the sense of Art. 37 (5) EU Data Protection Basic Regulation. They are familiar with the legal provisions on data protection (e.g. EU-DSGVO, new BDSG), the tasks, rights and duties of the data protection officer and the components of an efficient data protection management system. You are able to implement and maintain the basic features of such a system.

Source: TÜVRheinland Certipedia

Meetings limited to 30 min and a 4-day Workweek, boosts Productivity by 40%

The increasing level of automation in nearly all areas will raise our productivity, as we need to spend less time achieving the same or even superior results. This will also improve our work–life balance. Around 100 years ago a six-day workweek was common. Then a five-day workweek was introduced because the work efficiency was increased by the industrial revolution. Now we face the 4th industrial revolution which boosts efficiency again. A four-day workweek is not only feasible, but it will become inevitable to avoid layoffs.

The four-day workweek has already been tested by Microsoft in Japan. Even without any newly introduced automation, allowing employees to enjoy a three-day weekend, reducing the time spent in meetings by recommending a 30-minute limit, and encouraging remote communication boosted productivity by 40 percent (measured as sales revenue per employee). Increased productivity eliminates the need for cutting salaries.

Some noteworthy observations from the study:

  • Productivity (sales revenue / number of employees): +39.9%
  • “30-minute meeting” adoption rate: +46%
  • “Remote meeting” adoption rate: +21%
  • Power consumption: -23.1%
  • ”For work” changes / effects on consciousness / behavior
    changes and impacts: 96.5%
  • ”For life” changes / effects on consciousness / behavior
    changes and impacts: 97.1%

This blog post is based on a LinkedIn discussion kicked off a few days ago:

Datenvisualisierung mit Tableau: Geben Sie mir Feedback für die 2. Auflage des Tableau-Buchs

Wow, es ist noch gar nicht lange her, seit mein Buch Datenvisualisierung mit Tableau veröffentlicht wurde! Ich danke allen Lesern für die vielen und freue mich, dass mein Buch Ihnen hilft Erkenntinsse aus Ihren Daten abzuleiten und diese im Unternehmen zu teilen.

Die erste Auflage des Tableau-Buchs ist nun auch schon fast ausverkauft. Daher stellt sich jetzt die Frage, ob es einen Nachdruck geben wird, oder ob es bereits Potential für eine erweiterte zweite Auflage des Tableau-Buchs gibt. Um das zu entscheiden, freue mich auf Ihr Feedback!

Schreiben Sie mir dazu einfach per Email: feedback@alexloth.com – oder via Twiter:

Alle Ideen, Anregungen und Änderungsvorschläge für eine mögliche zweite Auflage sind herzlich willkommen!