Nate Silver

Nathaniel Read "Nate" Silver (born January 13, 1978) is an American statistician and writer who analyzes baseball (see sabermetrics) and elections (see psephology). He is currently the editor-in-chief of ESPN's FiveThirtyEight blog and a Special Correspondent for ABC News. Silver first gained public recognition for developing PECOTA, a system for forecasting the performance and career development of Major League Baseball players, which he sold to and then managed for Baseball Prospectus from 2003 to 2009.In 2007, writing under the pseudonym "Poblano", Silver began to publish analyses and predictions related to the 2008 United States presidential election.
Posts about Nate Silver
  • Why Moving From Data-Driven Marketing to Insight-Driven Marketing Makes Sense

    … marketer is not a new concept. It has been around for a few decades. Industries such as finance and insurance are just some of the early adopters that have been dealing with large sets of data, consumer behavior, and product consumption for more than a few decades. Companies like Harte Hanks cut its teeth on building data cards, database marketing…

    MarketingProfs- 19 readers -
  • Today in Tabs editor Rusty Foster: ‘2014 was a terrible year!’

    …, the lack of indictment showed up, and I went to Bijan [Today in Tabs’ intern] and was like, “Write something.” He was really upset, I was really upset. That was the one this year that I’m most proud of – the one Bijan wrote. It ruined me. I was in tears all day. People kept saying, “That made me cry all day.” It did the same to me, and I’m glad…

    Caroline Bottger/ Digiday- 14 readers -
  • It’s hard out there for a hipster sex mag

    …” and founded Adult as a way to go back to “something in which the writer risked, and felt, and just tried to reconcile thinking and feeling.” Don’t expect Nate Silver to contribute any time soon. Despite its ostensible sexiness, Adult links sexual experience not to titillation but to a developmental milestone. “One of the meanings of the very obvious title…

    Caroline Bottger/ Digiday- 11 readers -
  • Nate Silver’s model shows digital video winning for FiveThirtyEight

    …. The premiere entry, the 17-minute featurette “The Man vs. The Machine,” examines the 1997 face-off between world chess champ Gary Kasparov and IBM’s Deep Blue supercomputer, a topic Silver previously explored in his 2012 book “The Signal and the Noise.” Future episodes will tackle female software pioneer Grace Hopper, a math-driven basketball training…

    Eric Blattberg/ Digiday- 10 readers -
  • Best American Infographics 2014

    … by Drew Skau 1 min ago Filed Under: Updates Last year, The Best American Infographics book was a sweeping success because of its beautiful graphics, informative data visualizations, and great design. At first glance, this year’s edition promises to be just as great with an introduction by Nate Silver and a beautiful cover by Carl DeTorres…

    Drew Skau/ Visual.lyin Twitter- 11 readers -
  • ESPN’s Bill Simmons suspension backfires online

    …, but was not marketed by ESPN. “It looks like they are in league with the NFL,” Pasetsky said of ESPN. ESPN broadcasts Monday Night Football, arguably the most prestigious game in the NFL’s weekly slate, and a lucrative one, too. Live sporting events have become increasingly valuable due to the growth of cord-cutting and ad-skipping. Indeed, Bob Iger, CEO…

    John Mcdermott/ Digidayin Social Twitter- 4 readers -
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