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I'm David Laing. I write about data science, books, productivity, and other topics. I write a weekly newsletter called Linking Out Loud, where I summarize and comment on the best of other people's ideas.

I am fairly dormant on LinkedIn, but positively buzzing on Twitter.

I'm a senior data scientist at Imbellus, a venture-backed startup that is building cognitive assessments for the 21st century. Once a year I teach a course on communication and argumentation in the Master of of Data Science program at the University of British Columbia.

Recent posts

The personal PhD

A rough sketch of a model for developing deep expertise in an academic subject outside an institution. »