Opinions are a dime a dozen, and everyone has one. But when it comes to making informed decisions and solving complex problems, opinions alone just don’t cut it. That’s where data comes in.
In today’s world, where information overload is a constant threat, it’s more important than ever to rely on data to guide our actions. By collecting, analyzing, and interpreting data, we can gain insights that we might otherwise miss, and make decisions that are based on evidence rather than just intuition.
So the next time you find yourself forming an opinion, ask yourself: what data do I have to support this view? And if the answer is “none”, it might be time to step back, gather some information, and approach the issue from a more data-driven perspective.
Remember, without data, we’re just another person with an opinion. But with good data, we have the power to make informed decisions and create positive change in the world.
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Daniel Meyer is the head of Sonic Analytics, an analytics firm that has been in the Big Data industry for over 20 years and has offices in Manila, the San Francisco Bay Area, and Ocala, Florida. He is an accomplished author, public speaker, and business expert specializing in virtual staffing and process automation.
Dan is known for providing big data analytics solutions, including business intelligence and data storytelling, to small businesses seeking to improve their use of data, virtual staffing, and technology. He strongly believes in using analytics for civic responsibility, and offers training, consulting, and education to promote this advocacy.
With his experience in training over 10,000 Filipinos, Dan is passionate about empowering the youth with valuable skills, such as graphic design, video editing, and data analytics. His objective is to equip them with the necessary abilities to harness the dynamic employment opportunities that lay ahead for millions of Filipinos.