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Phil Green

Phil Green

author, misLeading Indicators: How to Reliably Measure Your Business

Canada | Professional Services - Business Consulting

Why it is so easy to be mislead by polls

Posted about 9 years ago, 0 comments
While we cannot rule out the possibility that there are some shady pollsters in the dirty business of politics, there are many common misconceptions about how polls work and how to interpret them.
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Rare events

Posted about 9 years ago, 0 comments
The false belief that probability is “out there”, something tangible and physical like temperature or weight that can be measured (instead of assigned based on all available information of which data is only one component) is unfortunately all too common among statisticians, and has spread to many other fields.
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Small mistakes can make indicators very misleading

Posted about 9 years ago, 1 comment
Yesterday my bicycle computer told me I was riding through the park at nearly 88 kmh (54mph). If only.
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What measuring Olympic athletic performance can teach business

Posted about 9 years ago, 0 comments
How should one measure the performance of countries at producing Olympic medal winners, and of the Olympic athletes themselves?  Some members of the press are having some fun answering that question—and there are some lessons for business too.
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This time it’s different: stock market indicators

Posted over 9 years ago, 0 comments
There is no shortage of indicators in the stock market. And anyone who can find reliable leading indicators that give reasonable predictions of what the markets are going to do in the future will quickly get very rich.
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