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Topic: Creativity vs. Analytics: Are These Two Skills Incompatible?
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Jose Luis S. Blaquera

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Registered: 9/19/11
Re: Creativity vs. Analytics: Are These Two Skills Incompatible?
Posted: Sep 19, 2011 10:28 AM
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> In a nutshell, are great analytic people lacking
> creative skills? And
> are great creators lacking analytic skills? How to
> fix this gap?
> Here are a few interesting questions:
> * Should analytic people focus on measuring, and
> nothing else?
> * Do analytic people lack business skills because
> they were odd kids
> in high school, because the way the school system is
> working in US?
> * Is it impossible to hire great analytic people
> combining both soft
> and hard skills, because these very people are CEO's
> competing with
> your business and trying to kill you (business-wise)
> rather than work
> with you?
> * Do you think analytic people should not be involved
> in providing
> ideas to improve business?
> Here are 4 ideas that were brought by analytic
> people: ... read
> details at
> y-vs-analytics-are-these-two-skills-incompatible

"Interesting Questions"
1. It depends. If an analytic individual will work in a group, then he should not. An ideal group is composed of at least one superior of each trade. However, if his role is to measure, then he should focus on that.
2. Not if the analytic person is creative. They were odd kids? That does not matter. What matters is the present. In the assumption that they are not creative, then yes. They can not create their own product.
3. I was unable to understand this one.
4. They should be, of course. Search this: Mathematics major in Actuarial Science.

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