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Dr. Eric Siegel’s new book has been released. Predictive Analytics: The Power to Predict Who Will Click, Buy, Lie, or Die, (Published by Wiley, February 2013), is a rich, entertaining primer by former Columbia University professor and Predictive Analytics World founder Eric Siegel, reveals the power and perils of predictive analytics, showing how predicting human behavior combats financial risk, fortifies healthcare, conquers spam, toughens crime-fighting and boosts sales.
With a foreword from Thomas Davenport
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"What Nate Silver did for poker and politics, this does for everything else. A broad, well-written book easily accessible to non-nerd readers."
- David Leinweber, author, "Nerds on Wall Street"
"This book is an operating manual for 21st century life. Drawing predictions from big data is at the heart of nearly everything, whether it's in science, business, finance, sports, or politics. And Eric Siegel is the ideal guide."
- Stephen Baker, author, "The Numerati"
"This is Moneyball for business, government, and healthcare."
- Jim Sterne, founder, eMetrics Summit
"Simultaneously entertaining, informative, and nuanced. Siegel goes behind the hype and makes the science exciting."
- Rayid Ghani, Chief Data Scientist, Obama for America 2012 Campaign