Jeffrey Hammerbacher has charted a course from Bear Stearns in 2005 to Facebook in 2006 to Cloudera in 2008, notes Steve Lohr in an adapted excerpt from his book Data-ism: The Revolution Transforming Decision Making, Consumer Behavior, and Almost Everything Else appearing in the New York Times. At each point along the way Hammerbacher has used math and data science, tools he's now applying to medicine.

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