Monthly Archives: March 2015

Charts: Sticking to the basics

I appreciate elegant design. And I enjoy trying something new. But when it comes to the construction of charts, sticking to basics is almost always the right answer. And for that, I always turn to Gene Zelazny’s classic book, “Say … Continue reading

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Analytical proofs (Part II)

In my last post I claimed that defining the analyses required to prove or disprove an idea is often far more difficult than it might first appear. As food-for-thought, I then suggested you consider how to test the idea that … Continue reading

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“Prove it!”

This is the default mindset of the analytically oriented. Their beliefs are based on facts and calculations, not instincts and assumptions. They are suspicious and skeptical, in a healthy sort of way. They demand a higher burden of proof. The … Continue reading

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Horrible Bosses

No, not the movie, but the real world kind. “I hate my boss,” my son, a teenager working at a local fast-food restaurant, recently said to me. “He ‘s condescending. And he rides me for every mistake, even the smallest … Continue reading

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