Some articles from earlier this week.
“Bill and Billy Discuss Big Data in Baseball,” The Wall Street Journal, September 22, 2015 D6. Reflections on the data-driven sport of baseball.
“U.S. Begins Criminal Probe of VW,” The Wall Street Journal, September 22, 2015 B1. VW designed its vehicles to operate differently when under test conditions than when actually being driven. Question: Why is VW criminal and GM (hiding ignition lock problem) isn’t? In the case of GM, people died.
“For Peanut Executive, 28 Years In Prison,” The Wall Street Journal, September 22, 2015 B1. Owner of peanut company sentenced for covering up salmonella contamination. Lesson: food and drug industry executives are responsible corporate officers; everybody else isn’t. It’s a long way from the misdemeanor and $50 fine in US v. Park.
“Ex-Adviser Pleads Guilty in Data Case,” The Wall Street Journal, September 22, 2015 C3. Former adviser at Morgan Stanley pleads guilty to taking client data home. Data later appeared for sale online.
“Data Pushes Aside Chief Merchants,” The Wall Street Journal, September 23, 2015 B7. Companies begin to value analytics more than insight.