why you need to understand statistics

The case for everyday practical numeracy has never been more urgent. Statistical claims fill our newspapers and social media feeds, unfiltered by expert judgment and often designed as a political weapon. We do not necessarily trust the experts — or more precisely, we may have our own distinctive view of who counts as an expert and who does not. Nor are we passive consumers of statistical propaganda; we are the medium through which the propaganda spreads. We are arbiters of what others will see: what we retweet, like or share online determines whether a claim goes viral or vanishes. If we fall for lies, we become unwittingly complicit in deceiving others.

Your handy postcard-sized guide to statistics

Weekly links 9th of May

A collection of posts and articles about productivity, time management, tools and technology.

  1. Five Best Time-Tracking via Lifehacker
  2. 10 Awesome Videos On Idea Execution & The Creative Process via The99percent
  3. Being More Productive  via Harvard Business Review
  4. 10 Ways to Stop Multitasking & Be More Effective  via PickTheBrain
  5. Why the 80/20 Rule Could Make You Less Productive via DragosRoua.com

If you have any interesting articles please share them in the comments section.