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Archive for July, 2012

Data: What You See is . . . . What You Believe

July 21, 2012
Data: What You See is . . . . What You Believe

I’m guilty as charged and I’m confident that you are too. The old saying, “I’ll believe it when I see it,” is backwards. We see what we believe. It’s the way our brains are wired and we have to work pretty hard to make sure we are really seeing what’s in the data. This topic […]

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And We Wonder Why?

July 14, 2012
And We Wonder Why?

A recent survey of senior executives in Britain and the U.S.A. found 24% consider unethical or illegal conduct is needed for success in the financial world. The study also revealed that 30% felt pressure over salaries to compromise their ethics. 16% of executives said they’d commit insider trading if they “knew” they could get away […]

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A Simple Formula for Success . . .

July 6, 2012
A Simple Formula for Success . . .

I’m sure I’ve quoted Justice Oliver Wendel Holmes elsewhere on this blog, and it seems appropriate for my thoughts today as well. Among many things, this most quotable gentleman of the Supreme Court claimed that, “I would not give a fig for the simplicity this side of complexity, but I would give my life for […]

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