Ten of my favorite analytics quotes for inspiration, reflection and empowerment!

1. Most people use statistics the way a drunkard uses a lamp-post, more for support than illumination.- Mark Twain

2. Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted. – Albert Einstein

3. Tell me and I’ll forget. Show me, and I may not remember. Involve me, and I’ll understand. –  Native American Saying

4. Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected. – Steve Jobs

5. Know where to find the information and how to use it – That’s the secret of success.  – Albert Einstein

6. Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people. – Eleanor Roosevelt

7. A million times a day, data that could change the world is not used, because everyone thinks its hard to get to, hard to use and hard to explain. –  Christian Chabot – Tableau Software CEO

8. To succeed, you will soon learn, as I did, the importance of a solid foundation in the basics of education – literacy, both verbal and numerical, and communication skills. – Alan Greenspan

9.  A good decision is based on knowledge and not on numbers. – Plato

0. Answers are all around us, we just have to recognize them when we seem them and be ready to use them to make intelligent, data-driven decisions. – Dan Meyer (that’s me) hehe

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