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.
I was expecting a book about quantitative methods and advanced problem solving techniques.
Not very interesting at all.
If you have any mathematical background, do not buy this book.
I actually enjoyed this book for one reason, it makes you think about how you can become a more credible and useful resource for information. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Robert Kirk
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 8 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 11 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 17 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 on April 2, 2013 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