I have neglected to acknowledge the good folks who have posted reviews of my books in the last several months. Thank you, readers!
Tom Peters, the business guru and author of the business classic In Search of Excellence, tweeted about Numbersense: "On my 13-hour Boston-Dubai flight, I re-read cover-2-cover Kaiser Fung's superb-useful-fun book Number Sense".
Numbers Rule Your World is #7 on Gregory Ciotti's list of 25 underrated books on persuasion. This sentence makes me happy:
It straddles statistics, persuasion, and psychology, and through clear writing, addresses what could be an incredibly boring topic for some readers (the application of statistics and how they affect you) and turns it into a really easy read.
Here is a sentence from Christopher Rollyson's detailed review of Numbers Rule Your World:
Fung is an talented storyteller who revels in thinking about information in creative ways.
Here is Ryan Bower on Numbersense:
In his second book, Fung captures the same informative style of his blog in an entertaining long-form version, with a terrific perspective on Big Data.
Uri Bram, author of Thinking Statistically, has a collection of his favorite books.
Wayne Folta said: "Remember not to overlook the Epilogue! It’s a Real Data Science story, that illuminates the part of Data Science that you don’t usually read about."
Numbersense is on Blue Bottle Biz's Top Five Big Data books.
Rakesh Arya reviewed Numbersense:
Numbersense is not another book of statistics or data analysis that tell about how to manage, represent and analyze data but it shows, using many examples, how to develop the sense to recognize ‘misleading behaviour’ of big data.
If you like the book, please consider writing a review. If you have private comments, you can write me here.