Holiday book gift ideas for the analytically minded
Nov 21, 2011 9:00 AM
The holidays are nearing, and you may have a person with a quantitative bent on your gift list. Perhaps that person is an analyst, engineer, scientist or statistician who works in an organization that is ramping up its analytic efforts.
Well, here's help with your holiday shopping! It's a list of books that your favorite analytically minded person would likely enjoy.
This has been on my mind because I am often asked about ways to overcome challenges to data-driven decision making in organizations — typically, these challenges are related to people changing behaviors and doing things differently. Every organization will have its own cultural make-up, but getting people to try new things (and expecting some failures) is not easy.
These books will inspire and share some very interesting perspectives on experimentation, influence, cognitive bias and ways to make better decisions: