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What the Numbers Say free pdf Our society is churning out more numbers than ever before, whether in the form of spreadsheets, brokerage statements, survey results, or just the numbers on the sports pages. Unfortunately, people's ability to understand and analyze numbers isn't keeping pace with today's whizzing data streams. And the benefits of living in the Information Age are available only to those who can process the information in front of them. "What the Numbers Say" offers remedies to this national problem. Through a series of witty and engaging discussions, the authors introduce original quantitative concepts, skills, and habits that reduce even the most daunting numerical challenges to simple, bite-sized pieces. Why do the nutritional values on a Cheerios box appear different in Canada than in the U.S.? How is it that top-performing mutual funds often lose money for the majority of their shareholders? Why was the scoring system for Olympic figure skating doomed even without biased judges? By anchoring their discussions in real-world scenarios, Derrick Niederman and David Boyum show that skilled quantitative thinking involves old-fashioned logic, not advanced mathematical tools. Useful in an endless number of situations, "What the Numbers Say" is the practical guide to navigating today's data-rich world.

About Derrick Niederman

DERRICK NIEDERMAN is a financial writer and a senior contributing editor at "Worth" magazine. His previous books include "The Inner Game of Investing," "A Killing on Wall Street," and several volumes of math puzzles. He received his B.A. from Yale and his Ph.D. from MIT, both in mathematics. He lives in Needham, Massachusetts. DAVID BOYUM is an independent consultant whose clients have included major corporations, government agencies, law firms, and private investors. He received his A.B. in applied mathematics and Ph.D. in public policy from Harvard. He lives in New York City with his wife and two children.

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Author : Derrick Niederman
Publisher : Broadway Books (A Division of Bantam Doubleday Del
Data Published : 01 June 2003
ISBN : 0767909984
EAN : 9780767909983
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 288 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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