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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."
23 Dec
"Proportionate Response" and the Meaning of Words
Pres. Obama’s has just threatened a “proportionate response” to North Korea’s cyber-attack on Sony Pictures’ computer systems. I’m at a loss to understand what he really meant by that, or why he chose the words he did. In quantation, getting the words right is critically important – the numbers mean nothing without them. So today’s word is “proportionate,” a word with obvious quantation implications.
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17 Dec
A Well-Designed Poll on a Difficult Subject
Since my last post was so negative, and so critical of the stuff given to us to read, it’s a pleasure to encounter a good example of quantation, even on an unpleasant subject. I’m referring to a Washington Post-ABC News poll of public opinion related to the recent Senate report on torture and the CIA. Here’s what I liked about the survey design:
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