He’s Back!

Well, I am back.  I have been away for quite a while but not without good reasons.

I’ve been working on a number of restaurant tax appeals (all successful), and I will be writing about the interesting aspects of those cases.  Also, I’ve taken a number of professional development courses through Coursera, an organisation that provides University level on-line courses.  These courses included:  statistics, business analytics, machine learning, data science, linear algebra, analytical models, and computer programming, along with a few personal interest courses, such as behavioural economics and the Crash of 2008.

My hope is that I will be able to apply the concepts learned to develop data products that will help people and businesses make better decisions.

If you have not tried any of these Massive Open On-line Courses (MOOCs), I highly recommend them.  I have found them to be of exceptional quality, both in content and presentation.  While they may not have quite the depth of in-person University courses, they certainly provide a strong base for you to conduct further learning.

That’s it for now.  I will be posting about interesting developments in the area of restaurant tax audits soon!