Data as a Secret Weapon

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Data can be a secret weapon when it’s used to challenge assumptions and fundamentally inform the decision-making process. As depicted in the movie Moneyball, player and data analytics (called sabermetrics) can be used to make counter-intuitive, but highly impactful decisions.  Overview Analytics seeks to help clients identify these counter-intuitive insights through data, in order to make more intelligent decisions. […]

How the Rapidly Evolving Satellite & UAV Industry is Opening up a New Kind of Analytics

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There’s something happening up there. Orbiting above us, quietly, but strategically, are a growing number of satellites that are capturing & transmitting exponentially more data than ever before. What’s different about the satellites that have been built and launched in the last 10 years, is that they are getting cheaper, smaller & easier to launch due […]

DJI’s 2017 Drone Line-up

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Shenzen, China-based DJI Innovations (DJI) is widely considered the leading manufacturer of consumer drones, and is increasingly grabbing market share in the commercial UAV industry. With Frost & Sullivan estimating a 70% market share by revenue in the consumer drone space, DJI is constantly releasing new hardware and software that pushes the entire drone industry forward.  Given it’s […]

Sound Money & Sound Blockchains

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Immutability & Consensus. These words are hotly debated in the bitcoin & blockchain world today, and I would argue in other monetary policy circles as well, perhaps by different names. With the recent decision of the Decentralized Autonomous Organization (or ‘DAO’) to ‘fork’ the Etherium blockchain, advocates of sound blockchains have spoken out in opposition. Anthony […]

Precision Agriculture

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Here’s a video from PrecisionHawk painting their vision for how farmers will utilize drones for agricultural purposes. As the world population pushes 7.5 billion at the same time that global resources are under pressure, the need to improve crop yields, while minimizing inputs is growing with every year. Key Take Aways: Drones for commercial purposes are exploding […]