“It is very useful to see measurement as a type of optimization problem for reducing uncertainty.”

Douglas W. Hubbard, How to Measure Anything (2010), at 6.

Do you measure the most important activities in your organization? As Hubbard explains in detail in this excellent book, even a little information can significantly reduce uncertainty. Furthermore, what appears “intangible” and unmeasurable will often submit to measurement if you evaluate the issue with rigor. Check out Hubbard’s book. It may revolutionize the way you think about data.

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