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Business Data Analytics and StatisticsAre you one of those people who love to play with data to find the hidden meanings in it? Are you able to see the patterns that so many others overlook? It takes a special talent to dive into the data, sift through it and find answers. Of course, some people call that witchcraft. Well no, they don’t really call it that but many are skeptical. But don’t let that take the wind out of your sails!

Remember that for all those who tease you, there are another hundred that rely on you. Have a sense of humor, we always tease the ones we love the most.

All generalizations are false, including this one.

– Mark Twain 

Do not trust any statistics you did not fake yourself.

– Winston Churchill 

Facts are stubborn, but statistics are more pliable.

– Mark Twain 

For every two degrees the temperature goes up, check-ins at ice cream shops go up by 2%.

– Andrew Hogue, Foursquare 

He uses statistics as a drunken man uses lamp posts – for support rather than for illumination.

– Andrew Lang, Scottish Writer 

I keep saying that the sexy job in the next 10 years will be statisticians, and I’m not kidding.

– Hal Varian, chief economist at Google 

If the statistics are boring, you’ve got the wrong numbers.

– Edward Tufte 

In times like these when unemployment rates are up to 13%, income has fallen by 5%, and suicide rates are climbing I get so angry that the government is wasting money on things like collection of statistics!

– From Hans Rosling’s The Joy of Stats 

Information is the oil of the 21st century, and analytics is the combustion engine.

– Peter Sondergaard 

It’s easy to lie with statistics. It’s hard to tell the truth without statistics.

– Andrejs Dunkels 

Numbers have an important story to tell. They rely on you to give them a voice.

– Stephen Few 

Statisticians, like artists, have the bad habit of falling in love with their models.

– George Box 

Statistics are like bikinis. What they reveal is suggestive, but what they conceal is vital.

– Aaron Levenstein, Business Professor at Baruch College 

Statistics are no substitute for judgment.

– Henry Clay 

The best thing about being a statistician is that you get to play in everyone’s backyard.

– John Tukey 

The combination of some data and an aching desire for an answer does not ensure that a reasonable answer can be extracted from a given body of data.

– John Tukey 

The government are very keen on amassing statistics. They collect them, add them, raise them to the nth power, take the cube root and prepare wonderful diagrams. But you must never forget that every one of these figures comes in the first instance from the village watchman, who just puts down what he damn pleases.

– Josiah Stamp 

There are lies, damned lies, and statistics.

 – Mark Twain 

There are no routine statistical questions, only questionable statistical routines.

– D.R. Cox 

We can augment our human capital with predictive analytics. Let’s automate the mindless tasks.

– Roger Craig 

Without big data analytics, companies are blind and deaf, wandering out onto the Web like deer on a freeway.

– Geoffrey Moore, Author of Crossing the Chasm & Inside the Tornado 

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