Since I announced the book to Junk Charts readers last week, a number of people have noticed and helped spread the word. I just want to let you know I'm very grateful! Here, in alphabetical order (with apologies to those I missed):
Abhinav Agarwal at Books, Photos and Travels
Franz Dill at The Eponymous Pickle (an ACM blog)
Phillip Manning at Science Books - News and Reviews
Emily Swanson at Pollster.com
zbicyclist at Truncated Thoughts
Jianming Zhou at Political Statistical Methods
On Twitter: Eric Ast, Paul Bradshaw, Alex Lundry
Please keep telling your friends.
John Sall, co-founder of SAS and champion for their superb JMP software, named Numbers Rule Your World as the first in the next crop of books dealing with the rise of analytics in management. He also kindly contributed a review:
a book that engages us with the stories that a journalist would write, the compelling stories behind the stories as illuminated by the numbers, and the dynamics that the numbers reveal.
Ian Ayres, who wrote one of the few books on business analytics (Super Crunchers), liked one aspect of my book:
For those who have anxiety about how organizational data mining is impacting their world, Fung pulls back the curtain to reveal the good and the bad of predictive analytics.
I am a big believer in data-driven decision-making but also in the "use-with-care" principle.
The Press of Atlantic City interviewed me about SAT test design for this article.