Scenario Planning, with Data, on Steroids

In Great By Choice, Jim Collins teaches us that there is no new normal… there is always just uncertainty and change. Predicting the future is hard. The best leaders and organizations, as such, plan for multiple futures and hedge accordingly. They plan probabilistically. One tool that can assist in scenario planning is Monte Carlo simulation. … [Read more…]

Notes: Setting Up OSRM & Using OSM Filter for Machine Learning

When working on my project to find the optimal running route given a starting/ending location and mileage, I needed to build a routing engine so I could make numerous calls without hitting an API limit. Below is my note os how I set that up OSRM on MacBook with python.To figure out the distance between … [Read more…]

Easily Mapping Customer Locations

Occasionally, I need a map. I’m not talking about a beautiful, polished work of art. I just need something that gives me some spacial context and that will be acceptable in a customer presentation. Most frequently I need to see points on a map… sometimes lots of them.If you Google ‘plot points on a map’ … [Read more…]