Welcome to the age of data. No matter your interests (sports, movies, politics), your industry (finance, marketing, technology, manufacturing), or the type of organization you work for (big company, nonprofit, small start-up) - your world is awash with data.
As a successful manager today, you must be able to make sense of all this information. You need to be conversant with analytical terminology and methods and able to work with quantitative information. This audiobook promises to become your "quantitative literacy" guide - helping you develop the analytical skills you need right now in order to summarize data, find the meaning in it, and extract its value.
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Really is for the business manager and not the analyst. It doesn't use techy terminology but it does explain it. Loads of interesting examples and advice
Essential reading for small business or startups mainly working from the ground up. I found this audiobook very informative and entertaining. There was a lot of 'food for thought' here and I will be using the knowledge gained in the real world. Highly recommend!
"Not enough takeaways for the price of the book"
Lacked substance for anyone above high school or sophomore in college
Since book is for a younger audience, perhaps a younger narrator.
The book spoke of the value of quantitative analysis and hit its mark there most of the time, but not really in any way that isn't already known. It should have practiced with examples what it actually preaches in the book: make quantitative analysis assessable to the non-quants, in the language of non-quants. While it spoke in the language of non-quants, it didn't quite transfer any specific knowledge.
I will however seek other books to help me attain what the title of this book promised. And that is why I must give this book two stars. I spared it a one star because it does an admiral job being a cheerleader for quantitative analysis; that, and learning about a certain hedge fund manager.
this book had too much filler; it could have been written seemingly in half the pages
The introduction was good but then book moved to the part of how to talk to quants etc. I was expecting this book to be more technical rather than behavioral.
"Good introduction to the world of Analytics"
if you are engaged in business today, you need to understand at least the importance of Analytics. This book won't teach you Analytics, but it will give you enough to know how to approach the subject.
"Speaking to Quants"
being able to test the things I learnt with the Quants I work with
Deep voice. Can be a bit mono at times
The first section of the book is a dry read but it does get more interesting and I would recommend management types to read the book.
This book has enabled me to talk the same language as the quants I interact with. Great in that regard! It also helps you to think like a quant with the 6 steps / 3 stages framework.
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