Simple is Complex

Seasoned data scientists attempt to simplify complexity. Yet the process of simplification is itself complex.

Elite professional athletes, surgeons and traders will tell you that "simple yet hard" is the norm. One must master complex techniques and conceptual frameworks yet simplify and embed them deep into the subconscious for elite performance. This takes many years of learning, hard work and experience.

Coaching others to understand complexity and simplify into decision-making processes is extremely difficult. The gap between teaching theory and real-world practice is huge. Yet teaching deep understanding of complexity and probability theory is critical for coaching and leading a high performance data science team.

Simplifying complexity with true understanding is the secret sauce to elite performance and making better decisions.