Beware of ‘storytelling’ in data and analytics

As I read various articles and advice on ‘storytelling’, I see a dangerous trend that encourages individuals away from a research-based approach and runs the risk of major organizations taking erroneous decisions based on a glossy but often inaccurate version of the facts.

Three ways to react to the rise of the machines

“The system goes on-line August 4th, 1997. Human decisions are removed from strategic defense. Skynet begins to learn at a geometric rate. It becomes self-aware at 2:14 a.m. Eastern time, August 29th. In a panic, they try to pull the plug.”