For years, I secretly suspected that a lot of our math came from Physics.
Some of the greatest leaps in math were made closely alongside the greatest discoveries in Physics. Calculus. QED. Turing.
The physics of our businesses is grounded in a complex systems understanding of domain. When Data science gets finally freed from time-sapping stone-age tools; quantitative thinkers will rise and get closer to strategy: providing intelligent data products to run a better business.
Jeff Bezos is one of the greatest data scientist of our time & he runs an amazing business!
The years ahead will be the years of Domain Science. So fall in love with what you are doing in your domain. Years spent understanding the ecosystem of your business makes you invaluable. That expertise combined with a power tool set will make you a force to reckon-with in your business. Domain Expertise + Data Science will usher a wave of change in the enterprise and the life systems surrounding it.
Human intuition rules supreme in higher level understanding of complex systems and machine learning in detailed chasing of outliers and phenomena. The combination will bring meaningful discovery & better solutions to the pressing problems of our time.