It’s estimated that by 2018, the U.S. will be facing a shortage of ~1.5 million managers who are able to work with Big Data outputs, and that we will need an additional 140,000 – 190,000 more workers that are deeply adept at Big Data analytics. Researchers, pundits, and policy makers alike have sounded the alarm bells that we are facing a dire talent shortage. Indeed, many have taken to calling it the “Big Data skills gap.”Are these numbers meaningful? Yes.
Today’s guest post is by James Haight, who is currently awaiting the launch of his debut novel, Jack & Coke, and spends his time helping other authors navigate the crowdfunding landscape at The Book Crowdfunding Academy. Crowdfunding a book is challenging, time consuming, and requires an author to expend a tremendous amount of social capital. Authors should not take this decision lightly. I found this out first-hand when I set out to crowdfund my debut novel Jack & Coke. It was a grueling process.
In the inaugural episode of the Business Tech Roundup host James Haight interviews Andre Wegner, the CEO of Authentise. Authentise is a San Francisco based 3D printing software company focused on developing technology that allows businesses to embrace 3D printing while protecting their intellectual property. Andre discusses how 3D printing will fundamentally change the nature of how we do business as it disrupts both industries and supply chains.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".