This is a guest post by Ola Lidmark Eriksson, CTO at Wide Ideas.
Two years ago, I asked myself if it would be possible to use machine learning to better predict the outcome of soccer games.
I decided to give it a serious try and today, two years and contextual data from 30,000 soccer games later, I’ve gained lots of interesting insights.
To begin with, I harvested as many data points as possible.
I mined old game data from every different source and API I could find. Some of the more important ones were Football-data, Everysport, and Betfair.
I then merged these data points with their corresponding results, quantified it, and put everything into one database. …
This article was originally published on my blog, Doctor Spin.
Helping startups is a special challenge — and a challenge very close to my heart.
Their enthusiasm and naiveté is both mesmerising and contagious and there’s something very special about spending time with people who are taking huge risks to fulfil their dreams.
But working with startups is also risky business for the advisor, which makes it difficult for me to take on more than one or two at the time. …
According to Wikipedia:
“A platitude is a trite, meaningless, or prosaic statement, generally directed at quelling social, emotional, or cognitive unease. The word derives from plat, French word for “flat.” Platitudes are geared towards presenting a shallow, unifying wisdom over a difficult topic. However, they are too overused and general to be anything more than undirected statements with ultimately little meaningful contribution towards a solution.”
Whether you’re in marketing and communications or not, you’ll see these platitudes everywhere. And for some reason, platitudes are becoming the go-to format for many lazy content marketers.
How can you avoid becoming one of those lazy content marketers? …