Oxford professor and author Viktor Mayer-Schönberger joins Economist data editor and commentator Kenneth Cukier to deliver insight into the hottest trend in technology. "Big data" makes it possible to instantly analyze and draw conclusions from vast stores of information, enabling revolutionary breakthroughs in business, health, politics, and education. But big data also raises troubling social and privacy concerns sure to be a major talking point in the years ahead.
©2013 Viktor Mayer-Schöberger and Kenneth Cukier (P)2013 Recorded Books
The criticism that this book is repetitive is a bit unfortunate. This is the history of "Big Data" and how it has worked its way into public health, experimental science, marketing, and finance. Anyone can listen to this book and understand it regardless of their background. It it less methodology and more theory. I learned a lot of valuable and interesting information.
A good introduction to big data. For me it lacks technical content. So it's interesting, there are too many repetitions, it's a bit annoying and boring.
Unsatisfactory and superficial treatment of big data. A few good examples of how big data has expanded the opportunity to arbitrage information gaps, and plenty of pontificating about how it will change everything (without sufficient discussion of the pitfalls)
Excellent introduction to big data throughout the first 7 chapters. The last 3 chapters, however, stretch higher than their content. the authors land, seemingly accidentally, in territories like moralistic philosophy, rule of law, and occasionally bordering on unnecessary prophecy as the authors attempt to enlarge the significance of their own work.
I recommend completely the first 7 chapters but disavow the last 25% of the book.
I spaced it out over a long time. the idea presented is what I would suggest to be foolish to ignore but not easily digested. small amounts over time help me to absorb the concept and not be overwhelmed and lose it all. I will most likely relisten. Thank you for your work.
I thought this was a good introduction to Big Data. If you want something with more technical context this probably isn't the best book for that...overall I would totally recommend this book to anyone who wants to get there feet wet in this topic.
This book provides good overview and examples of how big data works and transforms our life. It won't teach you big data but provide an understanding why it is important and eventually will become even more important. I enjoyed this book. I give 4 just because the chapter about justice based on big data is too long and repeating same idea over and over again.
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