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This book grew out of my experience in training analysts whom I've hired in the past decade. It is written for beginning problem solvers in business, government, consulting, and research professions, and for students of business and public policy. It is also intended for supervisors of such analysts, professors, and entrepreneurs (who may not consider themselves analysts but who need to create analyses to justify their business plans to potential investors). Finally, it covers many topics that journalists who focus on scientific or business topics will find useful.
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.See all Product Description
I thought this book would be about quantitative approaches to solving problems. However, the author brilliantly weaved in a lot of common sense and practical advice on how to... Read morePublished on April 6 2012 by Horace McPherson
This book is quite useful for those are not good at numbers (like me) as well as those are. I got this book for my Consulting Skills class and it is great both for reading and... Read morePublished on Feb. 19 2010 by D. Le
In his role as leader of the End-Use Forecasting Group in the Environmental Energy Technologies Division of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Jonathan Koomey is professionally... Read morePublished on Nov. 30 2001 by Paul Preuss
Jonathan Koomey is a Staff Scientist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, a position he has held since 1984. Read morePublished on Sept. 12 2001 by Midwest Book Review
Turning Numbers Into Knowledge offers wise and witty advice on organizing your time/space and deciphering data in a world of information overload. Read morePublished on Aug. 8 2001 by Kayla V Roach
Dr. Koomey presents an excellent, concise, comprehensive, and extremely well written compilation of guidelines, common sense, and "rules of behavior" for analysts and anyone... Read morePublished on July 26 2001 by Richard L. Brehm