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ZBicyclist
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Midwestern dilettante
Interests: Bicycling, research methods, statistics, marketing, social psychology,data
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Yes, the table works nicely. I've grown to distrust any graphic put out by the financial services industry as likely to be misleading in some way, so I always want to see the actual numbers. In terms of the article, John Bogle is a giant. They should give him the Nobel Prize for Economics for all the money he has saved investors (or maybe Vanguard as a whole, the way they gave MSF -- Doctors without Borders -- the Nobel Peace Prize). His investment advice is very sound for the average person who doesn't have the time or inclination to micromanage.
I wonder about dashboards. I see them in books, and in software demos, but I've never had one that was useful and don't know of any executive who really uses one -- even in a company that writes software for them. Are dashboards the pie charts of the 2010s? Nate has a good comment, but I'm in the middle. The analyst should describe what the data means, based on their deep knowledge of that data. Data do not speak for themselves. The executive, based on a shallow but wider knowledge of the overall company situation, may or may not agree.
Supporting my earlier point that media are unfairly targeting the Facebook study as a cheap way to fill airtime: http://chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/33-ethicists-defend-facebooks-controversial-mood-study/82091?cid=wc&utm_source=wc&utm_medium=en Title: 33 Ethicists Defend Facebook’s Controversial Mood Study by Andy Thomason "A group of bioethicists wrote in a column published on Wednesday that Facebook’s controversial study of mood manipulation was not unethical, and harsh criticism of it risks putting a chill on future research. The article was written by six ethicists, joined by 27 others."
Curious that my previous comment showed up under a surprising identity [accounts/o8/id?id etc], I'm now seeing if that happens again.