Top Stories: March 26-30, 2012

Designing data products, five tough health care lessons, lean startup for publishers.

Here’s a look at the top stories published across O’Reilly sites this week.

Designing great data products
Data scientists need a systematic design process to build increasingly sophisticated products. That’s where the Drivetrain Approach comes in. (This report is also available as a free ebook.)

Five tough lessons I had to learn about health care
Despite the disappointments Andy Oram has experienced while learning about health care, he expects the system to change for the better.

A huge competitive advantage awaits bold publishers
“The Lean Startup” author Eric Ries talks about his experiences working with traditional publishing structures and how they can benefit from lean startup principles.

The Reading Glove engages senses and objects to tell a story
What if you mashed up a non-linear narrative, a tangible computing environment and a hint of a haunted house experience? You might get the Reading Glove, a novel way to experience a story.

Passwords and interviews
A candidate that forks over a social media password during an interview could become an employee that gives out a password in other situations. Employers aren’t making that connection.


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