Sunday, May 18, 2008

Data, Numbers, Knowledge

Numbers are powerful. Unfortunately too much data often obscures meaning and people routinely misuse statistics and numbers in their decision making.

For those who wish to bring clarity and light to numbers, I highly recommend the book “Turning Numbers into Knowledge” by Jonathan Koomey. His book is a useful, practical, and easy-to-read tool to help regular mortals analyze numbers and reach well reasoned conclusions. The ability to deal with numbers, statistics, and data is a skill important to all citizens in a democracy. Please give it a read.

(Disclosure: Jonathan is a friend and college schoolmate).

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