Tailored beats one-size-fits-all. If you’ve got a data science opportunity that fits the description above, off-the-shelf solutions probably don’t exist yet. Depending on your problem and how common it is, they may never exist. We believe that the way to improve people, organizations, and even society is by tailoring an approach to the specific needs, culture, and goals of the problem at hand.
Fast and iterative beats big and over-planned. We recognize that from the outset we often don’t know exactly what problem to solve, and that in the process of solving it the problem will change.
Concise and user-centered beats jargon-filled and haphazard. Data science results can be complex and nuanced, but it should not require data science skill to understand them. We believe it is always the responsibility of the data scientist to communicate results and design tools in ways that are meaningful to others.