James Faghmous

@nomadic_mind. Sometimes the difference between success and failure is the same as between = and ==. Living is in the details.


The Single Most Important Startup Lesson: How to Perform Inception on Your Customers

In a startup, just like with inception, you must begin with the most basic value…


The Data Scientist Shortage Myth

Various “authorities” forecast an extreme shortage in data science workers, oh excuse me, “data scientists” in the near future as…


Small Data Masquerading As Big Data

Unless you are trying to sell something to a large number of people, Big Data won’t be of much use

I recently co-authored an article in the journal Big Data where I make the case that unless you are trying to sell something to a large number of people, Big Data won’t be of much use. I spend a big chunk of the article…


What I Learned From Analyzing 1,000 Medium Collections

Collections are Medium’s lifeblood, but they are in trouble.

Publications edited by James Faghmous

Accessible Data Science articles with concrete examples. Curated by James H. Faghmous (@nomadic_mind)


How to Make Medium the World’s Greatest “Collaborative Idea-Generation and Distribution” Platform

Users provide UX advice to turn Medium into the GitHub for writters 


The Single Most Important Startup Lesson: How to Perform Inception on Your Customers

In a startup, just like with inception, you must begin with the most basic value…


Digitize or sink — The future of higher education

Who will be the iTunes of EdTech?


There are a few industries that are primed for disruption: e-commerce…


Stop lying that you have a tech startup

With finite cash to burn focusing on the right activites is cricial


“Skim milk is water lying about being milk…

New to Machine Learning? Avoid these three mistakes

Common pitfalls when learning from data


Machine learning (ML) is one of the hottest fields in data science…


What Miley Cyrus can teach you about starting a great company

“Stay hungry, stay foolish” isn’t the only sound of advice for startups


Stop donating to nonprofits until you read this

Why we must change the way we evaluate nonprofits


I wrote this blog post ~2 years ago from my friend Dania’s…