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Created by Eugene Asahara
Created: 12/27/2010
Last Update: 12/27/2010

Overview  

This is a growing catalog listing books related to the implementation of Predictive Analytics as well as training for consultants.

Super Crunchers, by Ian Ayers

Added: 12/27/2010  Last Update: 12/27/2010  Contributed by: Eugene Asahara

A fantastic book describing the importance of being able to personally utilize data mining techniques towards the goal of superior performance in work and everyday life. See my review.

The Fifth Discipline, by Peter M. Senge

Added: 12/27/2010  Last Update: 12/27/2010  Contributed by: Eugene Asahara

Systems Thinking is the foundation of business acumen, a component of predictive analytics consulting that is on par with the math and IT side. This is the book that started my fascination way back in 1990 (first edition) with how the world really works.See my article Systems Thinking and Imperfect Information.

Predictably Irrational, by Dan Ariely

Added: 12/27/2010  Last Update: 12/27/2010  Contributed by: Eugene Asahara

Psychology is equally important in Predictive Analytics as any technical skill; business acumen, IT, statistics. "Psychology" are the rules affecting how humans make decisions. Commonality of the rules among humans range from unique to a person to universal among all people. Some of these rules may not make sense in this day and are holdovers from a time when it did make sense. This book describes the rules of human behavior that may not make sense, but are someone common throughout many human brains.

Data Mining with SQL Server 2008, by Jamie MacLennan

Added: 12/27/2010  Last Update: 12/27/2010  Contributed by: Eugene Asahara

 This is the only real book on the topic of data mining using Analysis Services.