Predictive Analytics: The Power to Predict Who Will Click, Buy, Lie, or Die (Unabridged)
by Eric Siegel
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"Mesmerizing & fascinating..." (The Seattle Post-Intelligencer) "The Freakonomics of big data." (Stein Kretsinger, founding executive of Advertising.com) Award-winning | Used by over 30 universities | Translated into nine languages An introduction for everyone. Rather than a "how to" for hands-on techies, this book - now in its revised and updated edition - serves lay listeners and experts alike by covering new case studies and the latest state-of-the-art techniques. In this rich, fascinating, and surprisingly accessible introduction, leading expert Eric Siegel reveals how predictive analytics works and how it affects everyone every day. Trendsetters like Chase, Facebook, Google, Hillary for America, HP, IBM, Match.com, Netflix, the NSA, Pfizer, Target, and Uber are seizing upon the power of big data to predict human behavior - including yours. Why? Predictive analytics reinvents industries and runs the world. Listen to this book to discover how it combats risk, boosts sales, fortifies health care, optimizes social networks, toughens crime fighting, and wins elections.