@33voices / www.33voices.com / chase@33voices.com
NOTE:The following represents ten highlightsfrom the interview by @MoeAbdou,founder & host of 33voices®.Click to stream au...
CharlesWheelanFormer correspondent for TheEconomist, current columnistfor Yahoo!, and professor at theHarris School of Pub...
33voices.com/Charles-WheelanEverything that matters to yourequires data.Reframe how you look at statistics,it’s a tool.No.1
33voices.com/Charles-WheelanNo.2Data is inescapable,and great data is course changing.But, it’s your judgement in the endt...
33voices.com/Charles-WheelanNo.3The certainty about data is thatit doesn’t lie.It’s peoplewho lieand manipulate the numbers.
33voices.com/Charles-WheelanNo.4Don’t misinterpret statistics thatinvolve the mean and median –they each have their play,a...
33voices.com/Charles-WheelanNo.5Insurance, for example,is a good idea but a bad bet.Don’t insure things thatyou can afford...
33voices.com/Charles-WheelanNo.6Be aware that controlled experiments onthings you care about don’t work –There’s too much ...
33voices.com/Charles-WheelanNo.7Data can be manipulative;especially when it’s consumer related.Make privacy issues a top p...
33voices.com/Charles-WheelanNo.8You can’t managewhat you don’t measure –and the more important a metric is,the more likely...
33voices.com/Charles-WheelanNo.8You can’t managewhat you don’t measure –and the more important a metric is,the more likely...
33voices.com/Charles-WheelanNo.9Keep in mind thata very good decision can go wrong –and a risky decision can prove worthy.
33voices.com/Charles-WheelanNo.10Statistics are a business’ secret weapon,but as consumers, it’s time to take notice thate...
Really reflect...What do your cumulativeactions say about you?Really reflect...
CONNECT WITH US!Tell us what you thinkChase@33voices.com
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10 Insights to Strip the Dread from the Data - from Charles Wheelan, columnist for Yahoo!

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Charles Wheelan is a former correspondent for The Economist, current columnist for Yahoo!, and professor at the Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago.
Charles is the author of Naked Statistics: Stripping the Dread from the Data.

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10 Insights to Strip the Dread from the Data - from Charles Wheelan, columnist for Yahoo!

  1. 1. @33voices / www.33voices.com / chase@33voices.com
  2. 2. NOTE:The following represents ten highlightsfrom the interview by @MoeAbdou,founder & host of 33voices®.Click to stream audio
  3. 3. CharlesWheelanFormer correspondent for TheEconomist, current columnistfor Yahoo!, and professor at theHarris School of PublicPolicy at the University ofChicago.
  4. 4. 33voices.com/Charles-WheelanEverything that matters to yourequires data.Reframe how you look at statistics,it’s a tool.No.1
  5. 5. 33voices.com/Charles-WheelanNo.2Data is inescapable,and great data is course changing.But, it’s your judgement in the endthat makes the biggest difference.
  6. 6. 33voices.com/Charles-WheelanNo.3The certainty about data is thatit doesn’t lie.It’s peoplewho lieand manipulate the numbers.
  7. 7. 33voices.com/Charles-WheelanNo.4Don’t misinterpret statistics thatinvolve the mean and median –they each have their play,and are situation specific.
  8. 8. 33voices.com/Charles-WheelanNo.5Insurance, for example,is a good idea but a bad bet.Don’t insure things thatyou can afford to lose.
  9. 9. 33voices.com/Charles-WheelanNo.6Be aware that controlled experiments onthings you care about don’t work –There’s too much bias.
  10. 10. 33voices.com/Charles-WheelanNo.7Data can be manipulative;especially when it’s consumer related.Make privacy issues a top priority.
  11. 11. 33voices.com/Charles-WheelanNo.8You can’t managewhat you don’t measure –and the more important a metric is,the more likely it willtrigger a change in behavior.
  12. 12. 33voices.com/Charles-WheelanNo.8You can’t managewhat you don’t measure –and the more important a metric is,the more likely it willtrigger a change in behavior.33voicesCharles Wheelan - You can’t manage wha...
  13. 13. 33voices.com/Charles-WheelanNo.9Keep in mind thata very good decision can go wrong –and a risky decision can prove worthy.
  14. 14. 33voices.com/Charles-WheelanNo.10Statistics are a business’ secret weapon,but as consumers, it’s time to take notice thateach action that you take is being logged.
  15. 15. Really reflect...What do your cumulativeactions say about you?Really reflect...
  16. 16. CONNECT WITH US!Tell us what you thinkChase@33voices.com
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