Book Awards for Predictive Analytics


1) First of two – Small Business Book Award:
Other honors for Predictive Analytics:

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"Predictive Analytics" Named Winner in 2014 Small Business Book Awards

Cleveland, OH, June 9, 2014 - "Predictive Analytics" has been named a Winner in the 2014 Small Business Book Awards in the category of Technology. The book's full title is "Predictive Analytics: The Power to Predict Who Will Click, Buy, Lie, or Die."

This award is determined by a panel of expert judges, in contrast to the Small Business Book Awards' "Community Choice Winners," which are determined by online voting (clicks).

"If data and analytics seem dry to you, read this book anyway. You'll become a believer," posted the Small Business Book Awards upon the nomination of "Predictive Analytics" in May of 2014. The nomination announcement also stated that the book "provides actionable tips you can put into play for your organization immediately."

The award's producer, Small Business Trends, published a book review of "Predictive Analytics" on July 6, 2013, which stated that the book "serves as a clarion call for business managers to understand the possibilities and myths... Ultimately it's an excellent primer for developing some ideas on how data can enhance a business... 'Predictive Analytics' is excellent, not just for its trend-of-the-day subject, but for the way it treats its subject - respect and reverence, with the right scientific doubt."

The Small Business Book Awards celebrate the best business books that appeal to entrepreneurs, small business owners, CEOs, managers and their employees. The Awards also recognize key resources supporting business book authors and the publishing industry.

"The Small Business Book Awards are a way to acknowledge the books that small business owners and entrepreneurs appreciated over the past year," said Ivana Taylor, Book Editor at Small Business Trends, which produces the Awards.

The Winners were chosen by an expert panel of 24 judges from the small business community. The criteria for judging the Winners included: quality and quantity of the content conveyed; usefulness to small business owners and entrepreneurs; and freshness of the subject matter or how it was treated. The level of fan support for each nominee was also taken into account by the judges when choosing the Winners.

Two books from each of eight (8) categories were selected as winners. "Predictive Analytics" was a nominee and winner in the category, Technology.

The Awards presented the 2014 winners with this slideshow overview.

About the Small Business Book Awards

The Small Business Book Awards are produced by Small Business Trends, an award-winning online publication, which along with its sister sites, serves over 6,000,000 small business owners, stakeholders and entrepreneurs annually. Small Business Trends for the past five years has published weekend reviews of small business books, amassing hundreds of independent reviews.


2) Second of two – Nonfiction Book Award:

On September 9, 2014, the Nonfiction Authors Association honored Predictive Analytics with a Nonfiction Book Award at the Gold level (their highest). Click here for the posted announcement


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Praise for the Book:

"A mesmerizing and fascinating study."

— The Seattle Post-Intelligencer

"This is Moneyball for business, government, and healthcare."

— Jim Sterne, founder, eMetrics Summit; chairman, Digital Analytics Association

"Simultaneously entertaining, informative, and nuanced. Siegel goes behind the hype and makes the science exciting."

— Rayid Ghani, Chief Data Scientist, Obama for America 2012 Campaign

"Predictive Analytics is not only a deeply informative dive into a topic that is critical to virtually every sector of business today, it is also a delight to read."

— Geoffrey Moore, author, Crossing the Chasm

"The Freakonomics of big data."

— Stein Kretsinger, founding executive of Advertising.com; former lead analyst at Capital One

"The future is right now — you're living in it. Read this book to gain understanding of where we are and where we're headed."

— Roger Craig, record-breaking analytical Jeopardy! champion; CEO, Cotinga

"Littered with lively examples..."

— The Financial Times

"Siegel is a capable and passionate spokesman with a compelling vision..."

— Analytics Magazine

"A must read for the normal lay person..."

— Journal of Marketing Analytics

"A clear and compelling explanation of the power of predictive analytics, and how it can transform companies and even industries."

— Anthony Goldbloom, Founder and CEO, Kaggle.com

"Both sophisticated and fully accessible to the non-quantitative reader. It's got great stories, great illustrations, and an entertaining tone."

— From the book's foreword by Thomas H. Davenport, coauthor, Competing on Analytics

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