I'm a data scientist at company that is big enough to have a six-person data science team. Our CTO bought the data science team all copies of this book (mine is sitting on my desk right now). The best thing about this book is the cover. Which is not to say that the book is terrible —the cover is a really pretty picture of a kiwi. The only chapter in this book that was really interesting was Chapter 5, "Information Platforms and the Rise of the Data Scientist", by Jeff Hammerbacher, who edited the book. The rest is pretty fluffy. Nice easy reading, but nothing really useful or all that interesting.
Mod up parent. I was going to point out the same thing. How the heck could this not be causation?
The opposite of a correct statement is a false statement. But the opposite of a profound truth may well be another profound truth. -- Niels Bohr