Five business books for you in March 2021

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There's some interesting books from the world of business and beyond, either out recently or forthcoming, that are worth getting your hands on.

Here's five that we'd recommend.

  1. How to Read Numbers: A Guide to Statistics in the News (and Knowing When to Trust Them)
    by Tom Chivers, David Chivers
  2. Value(s): Building a Better World for All
    by Mark Carney
  3. The First 100 Days: Lessons In Leadership From The Football Bosses
    by Phil Denton, Micky Mellon
    Forthcoming. Published 25 March, 2021.
  4. Noise: A Flaw in Human Judgment
    by Daniel Kahneman, Olivier Sibony, Cass R. Sunstein
    Forthcoming. Published 18 May, 2021.
  5. The Way of the Tortoise: Why You Have to Take the Slow Lane to Get Ahead
    by Matt Little
    Forthcoming. Published 10 June, 2021.

And below is an outline of the books:


How to Read Numbers: A Guide to Statistics in the News (and Knowing When to Trust Them)
by Tom Chivers, David Chivers

Jacket cover for the book How to Read Numbers: A Guide to Statistics in the News (and Knowing When to Trust Them) by Tom Chivers and David Chivers

Every day, most of us will read or watch something in the news that is based on statistics in some way. Sometimes it'll be obvious - 'X people develop cancer every year' - and sometimes less obvious - 'How smartphones destroyed a generation'. Statistics are an immensely powerful tool for understanding the world; the best tool we have. But in the wrong hands, they can be dangerous.

This book will help you spot common mistakes and tricks that can mislead you into thinking that small numbers are big, or unimportant changes are important. It will show you how the numbers you read are made - you'll learn about how surveys with small or biased samples can generate wrong answers, and why ice cream doesn't cause drownings.

We are surrounded by numbers and data, and it has never been more important to separate the good from the bad, the true from the false. How to Read Numbers is a vital guide that will help you understand when and how to trust the numbers in the news - and, just as importantly, when not to.

Buy it:

Printed: Bookshop.org | Hive
Ebook: Kindle | Kobo | eBooks.com
Audiobook: Audible | Kobo

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