Month: June 2009

Quote of the Day 2009-6-30

If the results disagree with informed opinion, do not admit a simple logical interpretation, and do not show up clearly in a graphical presentation, they are probably wrong. There is no magic about numerical methods, and many ways in which they can break down. They are a valuable aid to the interpretation of data, not …

Interview Tips

A hodgepodge of interview tips from sources in statistics, finance, and Jeff Kimball: -Don’t be late -Don’t be early. Get there early, go to a cafe and drink some lemonade, then show up dead on time. -Eat a good meal beforehand. -Don’t argue with the interviewer about why they’ve asked you something. They asked because …

The layout of financial jobs

Just for kicks, here is a brief layout of financial employers. -Commercial banks (i.e. B of A, Citibank) Commercial banks tend to ask less of their employees, pay less, and give them less interesting work. The plus side is that they offer better job security and there’s more room for shifting around the banking industry …

Kalbi jjim recipe

Here is a recipe for Korean beef stew. It is wide cut short ribs that are slow cooked so that the meat is soft enough to melt off the bone. Make sure to make a little too much, because leftover stew tastes really good as the sauce continues to reduce and the flavor gets richer. …

Lessons Learned 2009-6-14

Another exciting week, time to review those lessons. In honor of my own graduation, I’ll make it a stat-centric post. 1) Statistics is the core of modern science Statistics tells you whether something is true, false, or merely anecdotal; it draws the line between a habit and random luck. It is the instrument that defines …

Quote of the Day 2009-6-14

When someone discovers you are writing a textbook, one (or both) of two questions will be asked. The first is “Why are you writing a book?” and the second is “How is your book different from what’s out there?” The first question is easy to answer. You are writing a book because you are not …

Lessons Learned 2009-6-7

What did I learn this week? 1) Being idle is not the same as resting I spent most of the week doing nothing and you know what? I don’t feel any more rested, if anything I feel tired and lazy now. It’s kind of dumb that I have to remind myself, but relaxation means doing …