Ergest Xheblati

Ergest Xheblati

Apr
17

[Cognitive Musings #1] - Monthly-ish Update

Hello friends, colleagues and followers and welcome to the very first edition of my "digital postcard" called Cognitive Musings. You
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Apr
17
Words That Change Minds

Words That Change Minds

We think we see an objective reality and we think we're right but in reality most of what you perceive is quite subjective. The cool part? You can shape it with just words!
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Mar
19
How I Learned Data Science in 90 Days

How I Learned Data Science in 90 Days

I first encountered data science (aka data mining, machine leaning, artificial intelligence, etc) back in 2014. I was a newly
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Mar
18
Learning Strategy from First Principles - A Review of Wardley Maps

Learning Strategy from First Principles - A Review of Wardley Maps

What's the first thing that comes to mind when you think about the word strategy? If you’re like most
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Mar
18
The Data Executive Playbook: How to use Wardley Maps to Determine Strategy in Modern Organizations

The Data Executive Playbook: How to use Wardley Maps to Determine Strategy in Modern Organizations

This blog post is an exploration of strategic play inside an organization viewed through the lens of a hypothetical data
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Mar
18
Understanding the Data Landscape and Strategic Play Through Wardley Mapping

Understanding the Data Landscape and Strategic Play Through Wardley Mapping

A Wardley map is a form of mapping invented by Simon Wardley (@swardley) that helps you understand business strategy. Simon
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Mar
18
On Happiness

On Happiness

Perhaps it's not a coincidence that the times I've felt happiest at work were times when I was in a
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Mar
18
Goals Aren't the Only Way

Goals Aren't the Only Way

We assume that any worthy social accomplishment is best achieved by first setting it as an objective and then pursuing
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Mar
18
How to Recognize Hidden Opportunities

How to Recognize Hidden Opportunities

In a previous essay I wrote about the three elements that comprise serendipity: Curious Tinkering, (the pursuit of ideas you
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Mar
18
Extracting Text Tags from Product Descriptions using Machine Learning

Extracting Text Tags from Product Descriptions using Machine Learning

In the summer of 2019 I decided to enter the yearly company hackathon with a project that had been brewing
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