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misLeading Indicators: How to Reliably Measure Your Business
     

misLeading Indicators: How to Reliably Measure Your Business

by Philip Green
 

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This book reveals the hidden and potentially misleading nature of measurements, empowering readers to avoid making critical business decisions that are harmful, unreasonable, unwarranted, or plain wrong.

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This book reveals the hidden and potentially misleading nature of measurements, empowering readers to avoid making critical business decisions that are harmful, unreasonable, unwarranted, or plain wrong.

Editorial Reviews

Phil Rosenzweig
Lively, well-written, and full of fascinating examples. All managers, in all functions and areas of responsibility, will benefit from these wise insights. Green and Gabor have done a superb job of bringing common measurement errors into their focus. Entertaining and insightful - as well as brimming with practical value. I found misLeading Indicators a joy to read!
--Phil Rosenzweig, Professor of Strategy, IMD, and author of The Halo Effect.
Gadi Meir
After reading the first chapter, I already had a full page of notes and ideas to take with me to the office tomorrow! In the extremely busy life of executives, I fear we simply take the accuracy, relevance, and meaningfulness of reports and measurements for granted. misLeading Indicators effectively exposes the shortcomings and implications of not questioning them.
--Gadi Meir, VP, Strategic Initiatives, Business Real Estate Financing, Wells Fargo Bank.
Dr. Michael E. Raynor
Measurement is central not only to management but to much of life. However, only with an understanding of an idea's limitations can we hope to realize its full power. Green and Gabor, in a thoughtful synthesis of validated theory and tested practical applications, provide a much-needed perspective on what we can and cannot measure. The result is valuable insight into how we can achieve our most cherished goals.
--Dr. Michael E. Raynor, Director, Deloitte Consulting LLP Author of The Innovator's Solution, The Strategy Paradox, and The Innovator's Manifesto.
Lawrence Solomon
Don't think for a minute that this book will only enlighten those in business. After reading misLeading Indicators, no one will look at any measurement or statistic without a healthy dose of skepticism.
--Lawrence Solomon Columnist, Financial Post, Toronto.
Michael Deeb
You think you know performance measurement? Think again! I've been in the investment business for 50 years - this book will make you reexamine many investment decisions you have made.
--Michael B. Deeb, Chairman, Hampton Securities Limited.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313395956
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
02/29/2012
Pages:
286
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.30(d)

What People are Saying About This

Phil Rosenzweig
"Lively, well-written, and full of fascinating examples. All managers, in all functions and areas of responsibility, will benefit from these wise insights. Green and Gabor have done a superb job of bringing common measurement errors into their focus. I found misLeading Indicators a joy to read!"
Dr. Michael E. Raynor
"Measurement is central not only to management but to much of life. However, only with an understanding of an idea's limitations can we hope to realize its full power. Green and Gabor, in a thoughtful synthesis of validated theory and tested practical applications, provide a much-needed perspective on what we can and cannot measure. The result is valuable insight into how we can achieve our most cherished goals."
Gadi Meir VP
"After reading the first chapter, I already had a full page of notes and ideas to take with me to the office tomorrow! In the extremely busy life of executives, I fear we simply take the accuracy, relevance, and meaningfulness of reports and measurements for granted. misLeading Indicators effectively exposes the shortcomings and implications of not questioning them."
Lawrence Solomon
"Don't think for a minute that this book will only enlighten those in business. After reading misLeading Indicators, no one will look at any measurement or statistic without a healthy dose of skepticism."

Michael B. Deeb
"You think you know performance measurement? Think again! I've been in the investment business for 50 years—this book will make you reexamine many investment decisions you have made."

Meet the Author

Philip Green is chairman and CEO of First Resource Management Group, Inc.

George Gabor, now retired, was professor of statistics at Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

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