"Devlin, an accomplished numberist . . . gives us a clear picture of his subject . . . the key, says Devlin, is not information, but knowledge, which he defines as information put into practice."
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"The best thing about doing business today is the wealth of information available. The worst thing about doing business today is the wealth of information available. If you want to make sense of it—if you want to learn how to turn information into useful knowledge—read this book."
—Guy Kawasaki, author of Rules for Revolutionaries and How to Drive Your Competition Crazy
"In InfoSense, Keith Devlin deftly applies some of the insights of the new discipline of Situation Theory to common problems in business communication. The importance of context and the frequent vagueness of conversation are just two of the areas he illuminates in this enticing study."
—John Allen Paulos, author of Innumeracy; A Mathematician Reads the Newspaper; and Once Upon a Number
"Devlin and his colleagues have mathematically validated a number of interesting strategies for boosting productivity and innovation within a group . . . Readers immersing themselves in InfoSense will find there is far more to information than meets the I."
About the Author
Keith Devlin is Dean of the School of Science at Saint Mary's College of California and Senior Researcher at Stanford University's Center for the Study of Language and Information. A Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, he is the author of a number of books, including The Language of Mathematics; Life by the Numbers; Goodbye, Descartes; Logic and Information; and Mathematics: The Science of Patterns.