Ive included cartoons and other amusing graphics, as well as quotes and examples galore. The chapters are short and to the point, with plenty of further reading in the back for readers who want to explore further. I hope that any person who takes an intelligent interest in the world will enjoy it and find it useful. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
I found the book very interesting and enjoyed reading it.
The book is very well organized into mostly self-contained chapters that address all the major steps and issues in the process of distilling knowledge from numbers.
How to collect and critically analyze data and information, common fallacies and how to spot them.
Reading "Turning Numbers into Knowledge" has been one of the best uses of my time. You learn rules, tools and insights to become a better thinker. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Jorge Juan Fernandez
I purchased this book for a course I was taking. I found the book very interesting and enjoyed reading it. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Mary D.
Too simple. I was waiting for something beyond the obvious, but the book presents generic and well know ideas. It is an easy read,anyway.Published 12 months ago by Luigi Carro
This is one of the best overviews I've come across on how estimates are made, how to use them for your own research, where to look and what to keep in mind while doing so, and the... Read morePublished 19 months ago by Conor
I was expecting a lot more from this book (perhaps as it comes recommended by Josh Kauffman). However this book is a lot of fluff. Case in point section about getting organized. Read morePublished on July 30, 2012 by Pranav Desai
I learned a lot and enjoyed reading Jonathan Koomey's book as I also did from David Perkin's Outsmarting IQ. Read morePublished on April 2, 2012 by Ali Moharr
There were a few good concepts described in the book, but overall there wasn't much that I haven't heard elsewhere.Published on February 18, 2011 by Amazon Customer
This is a wonderful book. It is lucid, readable, and gives really good adivce. Some of this I had already discovered on my own: yther bits were new to me. Read morePublished on January 22, 2011 by Amazon Customer
How to separate the fluff from the real stuff.
How to develop better everyday as well as serious career and research oriented analytical skills. Read more