Month: March 2018

I See You

In his podcast, Akimbo, Seth Godin teaches us how to adopt a posture of possibility, change the culture, and choose to make a difference. Here are my takeaways from the episode.

  • Industrialism has brought manufacturing systems that can make things better, faster, and cheaper. Those systems have made things that are good enough and at scale.
  • Industrialism demands that people fit into the systems. Hence the paradox of what it means to be special. The systems want us to fit in, but we crave to be seen as an individual.
  • When it comes to human beings, no one fits the absolute average. The average is an illusion.
  • Perhaps we should have the system accommodate the people, rather than forcing people to fit into the system.
  • Why do people continue to rely on having others fitting into the system? Because it lets us off the hook, the hook of seeing people for who they are.
  • Being seen has its baggage. We need to own the responsibility of wanting to be treated as who we are. We need to level up. We need to bring a different voice and original thoughts to the mix.
  • Humans are not average, and the system serves almost no one. However, we build systems, so we would not have to see you or to care about you being who you are.
  • To be effective these days is to embrace the fact that no one is average.
  • Can we redefine what industrialism is for? Can we extend the assembly line system by having a mass customization capability to treat people differently? We can learn about those people, accept them, and let them tell us what they seek and whom they wish to become. From there, offer a tailored solution to help them achieve their goals.
  • These days, finding customers who care and wanted to be seen is a competitive advantage and significantly more profitable than the old approach. The edges and the weirds are the norms

Simple Classification Model for Glass Type Using R

Template Credit: Adapted from a template made available by Dr. Jason Brownlee of Machine Learning Mastery.

Dataset Used: Glass Identification Data Set

Data Set ML Model: Classification with real number attributes

Dataset Reference:

For more information on this case study project and performance benchmarks, please consult:

The glass identification dataset involves predicting the six types of glass, defined by their oxide content (i.e., Na, Fe, K, .and so forth). The criminological investigation was the motivation for the study of the classification of types of glass. At the scene of the crime, the glass left can be used as evidence, if it is correctly identified!

CONCLUSION: The baseline performance of predicting the class variable achieved an average accuracy of 71.45%. The top accuracy result achieved via RandomForest was 80.11% after a series of tuning trials. The ensemble algorithm, in this case, yielded a better result than the non-ensemble algorithms to justify the additional processing and tuning.

The HTML formatted report can be found here on GitHub.


(從我的一個喜歡與尊敬的作家,賽斯 高汀





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Planning the Work

In the book, Bare Bone Project Management: What you can’t not do, Bob Lewis explains the seven must-have elements for any project to have a chance of succeeding. Here are my takeaways on the topic discussed in the book.

When it comes to figuring out the project plan, Bob has the following recommendations.

First, break down the large tasks into smaller chunks. Good project managers are also good at outlining things. The project manager should avoid the temptation of figuring everything out on their own. Delegate the finer details of task creation and breakdown to the team members as appropriate.

Second, finish groups of tasks with milestones. Milestones are easily recognizable markers that show exactly whether the project is on track.

Third, be careful of using all the bells-and-whistles that come with the project management tools. The important things that a project plan should be how we are meeting the deadlines with the resource we have on hand.

Finally, build slacks in the project plan to handle the unforeseeable events. Scatter the contingency tasks throughout the project to act as a buffer for the unforeseeable and potential show-stoppers.

Status Roles

In his podcast, Akimbo, Seth Godin teaches us how to adopt a posture of possibility, change the culture, and choose to make a difference. Here are my takeaways from the episode.

  • Why does a business card even matter? Status roles matter, especially in the human societies.
  • Tribes demand status roles, a form of governance. Capitalism demands status roles, who has more and compared to whom.
  • Deep down, human beings care about status roles.
  • We are not living on the Savanna anymore, but we continue to compare and compete as if we still were.
  • Shame is the status enforcer. We try to compensate for the lack of status to avoid shame. Recognizing the dynamic between shame and status role is important.
  • We are trained by the marketers to exchange attention for the mean of escaping the feeling of shame.
  • When making changes, it is important to recognize the dynamic of status roles.
  • If your change can potentially bring someone from one status role up higher to another level, the person may be receptive to the suggested change.
  • Status roles inform every decision we make. Interesting things can happen when we tweak the status roles. It is important to keep in mind when trying to persuade or to sell.