"A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO HELPING BUSINESS LEADERS"
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From the desk of Randall Bolten
"Over my 20 years as a Silicon Valley CFO, it became increasingly clear to me that communicating clearly, eloquently, and effectively is just as important for numbers as it is for words and ideas. And the people who practice that skill (and art) well are incredibly rare."
6 Jun
Marital Infidelity and Data Visualization
We look at the fun subject of marital infidelity, and how it’s affected by the husband’s and the wife’s relative income. How a recent study was reported illustrates how numbers – and especially graphs – can be presented to reflect a certain point of view or agenda, often in subtle ways.
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19 May
Proving Uncle Sam Actually Fires Employees?
A “Washington Post” story has the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) trying to rebut a number of misconceptions about federal government employment practices, most notably the belief that it’s impossible to fire a federal employee. Their effort is a great example of how misleading raw numbers can be, and how the misuse or simply the absence of metrics can rob the raw numbers of meaning and context.
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