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Numbers Rule Your World: The Hidden Influence of Probabilities and Statistics on Everything You Do Hardcover – Illustrated, February 15, 2010

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Kaiser Fung is a statistician with more than a decade of experience in applying statistical methods to unlocking the relationship between advertising and customer behaviors. His blog, "Junk Charts," pioneered the genre of critically examining data and graphics in the mass media. Since 2005, "Junk Charts" has received rave reviews from Science magazine, the Guardian, Yahoo!, and Stanford University Libraries. He is an adjunct professor at New York University where he teaches practical statistics to professionals, and holds statistics, business, and engineering degrees from Cambridge, Harvard, and Princeton Universities. Fung is also a fellow of the Royal Statistics Society.

About the Author

Kaiser Fung is a statistician with more than a decade of experience in applying statistical methods to unlocking the relationship between advertising and customer behaviors. His blog, "Junk Charts," pioneered the genre of critically examining data and graphics in the mass media. Since 2005, "Junk Charts" has received rave reviews from Science magazine, the Guardian, Yahoo!, and Stanford University Libraries. He is an adjunct professor at New York University where he teaches practical statistics to professionals, and holds statistics, business, and engineering degrees from Cambridge, Harvard, and Princeton Universities. Fung is also a fellow of the Royal Statistics Society.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ 0071626530
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ McGraw Hill; 1st edition (February 15, 2010)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 224 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 9780071626538
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0071626538
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 14.5 ounces
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 5.7 x 0.7 x 8.8 inches
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Kaiser Fung is the founder of Principal Analytics Prep (http://principalanalyticsprep.com), a highly-rated data analytics bootcamp based in the Harvard Business School Startup Studio in New York City. He was also the founding director of Columbia's Master of Science in Applied Analytics, and has taught courses in business analytics and data visualization at Columbia and NYU. Previously, he built and led data teams at companies including Vimeo, SiriusXM Radio, [X+1], and American Express. He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, in addition to degrees from Princeton and Cambridge Universities. His acclaimed blog, Junk Charts (http://junkcharts.typepad.com), pioneered the critical examination of data and graphics in the mass media. His work has been featured in Slate, Daily Beast, FiveThirtyEight, Wired, Significance, Financial Times, CNN, BBC, and other media outlets.

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