Books

8 Analytics Books I Read in 2017

This year I made a concerted effort to read more books related to my interests in analytics, math, and data science. I had the pleasure of reading most of these books with a group of people at work, and we met on a regular basis to discuss and gab. These books are casual, and not meant to be as strictly educational (or tedious) as reading a textbook. Without further ado… here are 8 analytics books I read this year:

Thinking in Systems with DiagrammeR

I recently read Thinking in Systems: A Primer by Donella H. Meadows (2008) for a book club. The book offers a great little primer on systems thinking and its application to problems big and small. It’s a quick read (< 200 pages, not counting the appendix), and it has many great tidbits on how to perceive and influence the systems around us. One of the concepts introduced in the book is stock and flow diagrams that represent basic systems.