[KINDLE] ☆ How to Measure Anything: Finding the Value of Intangibles in Business | BY ☆ Douglas W. Hubbard David Drummond #2020

  • Title: How to Measure Anything: Finding the Value of Intangibles in Business
  • Author: Douglas W. Hubbard David Drummond
  • ISBN: 9781452624204
  • Page: 141
  • Format: Library Binding

  • How to Measure Anything: Finding the Value of Intangibles in Business By Douglas W. Hubbard David Drummond Praise for the Second Edition ofHow to Measure AnythingFinding the Value of Intangibles in Business How to Measure Anything was already my favorite book just ahead of Hubbard s second book, The Failure of Risk Management and one I actively promote to my students and colleagues But the Second Edition, improving on the already exquisite first edition, is an achievementPraise for the Second Edition ofHow to Measure AnythingFinding the Value of Intangibles in Business How to Measure Anything was already my favorite book just ahead of Hubbard s second book, The Failure of Risk Management and one I actively promote to my students and colleagues But the Second Edition, improving on the already exquisite first edition, is an achievement of its own As a physicist and economist, I applied these techniques in several fields for several years For the first time, somebody wrote together all these concerns on one canvas that is at the same time accessible to a broad audience and applicable by specialists This book is a must for students and experts in the field of analysis in general and decision making Dr Johan Braet, University of Antwerp, Faculty of Applied Economics, Risk Management and Innovation Doug Hubbard s book is a marvelous tutorial on how to define sound metrics to justify and manage complex programs It is a must read for anyone concerned about mitigating the risks involved with capital planning, investment decisions, and program management Jim Flyzik, former Government CIO, White House Technology Advisor and CIO magazine Hall of Fame InducteePraise for the first edition The bestselling Business Math book two years in a row I love this book Douglas Hubbard helps us create a path to know the answer to almost any question, in business, in science, or in life How to Measure Anything provides just the tools most of us need to measure anything better, to gain that insight, to make progress, and to succeed Peter Tippett, PhD, MD, Chief Technology Officer, CyberTrust, and inventor, first antivirus software Interestingly written and full of case studies and rich examples, Hubbard s book is a valuable resource for those who routinely make decisions involving uncertainty This book is readable and quite entertaining, and even those who consider themselves averse to statistics may find it highly approachable Strategic Finance This book is remarkable in its range of measurement applications and its clarity of style A must read for every professional who has ever exclaimed, Sure, that concept is important, but can we measure it Dr Jack Stenner, cofounder and CEO of MetaMetrics, Inc Hubbard has made a career of finding ways to measure things that other folks thought were immeasurable Quality The value of telecommuting The benefits of greater IT security Public image He says it can be done and without breaking the bank If you d like to fare better in the project approval wars, take a look at this book ComputerWorld I use this book as a primary reference for my measurement class at MIT The students love it because it provides practical advice that can be applied to a variety of scenarios, from aerospace and defense, healthcare, politics, etc Ricardo Valerdi, PhD, Lecturer, MIT
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    Takuro Ishikawa
    The most important thing I learned from this book A measurement is a set of observations that reduce uncertainty where the result is expressed as a quantity Finally Someone has clearly explained that measurements are all approximations Very often in social research, I have to spend a lot of time explaining that metrics don t need to be exact to be useful and reliable Hopefully, this book will help me shorten those conversations.

    Jurgen Appelo
    297 references to risk, and only 29 references to opportunity No mention of unknown unknowns or black swans , and no mention of the observer effect goodhart s law A great book, teaching you all about metrics, as long as you ignore complexity.

    Yevgeniy Brikman
    As an engineer, this book makes me happy A great discussion of how to break any problem down into quantifiable metrics, how to figure out which of those metrics is valuable, and how to measure them The book is fairly actionable, there is a complementary website with lots of handy excel tools, and there are plenty of examples to help you along The only downside is that this is largely a stats book in disguise, so some parts are fairly dry and a the difficulty level jumps around a little bit If yo [...]

    Marcelo Bahia
    An excellent read It could be summed up as a basic statistics for business book, although it definitely goes beyond that in many aspects.As the title suggests, throughout the whole book the author strongly defends the case that everything can be measured, even though the method may not be obvious at first glance The book structure basically consists of the explanations of why this is so and various examples and methods that should help the reader to deal with many types of such problems.Along th [...]

    Steve Walker
    There is a lot of good information here but it is of a text book and very dry I read this book because I have to make decisions every day Some decisions are very easy because I have the intell and facts that make the decision for me But other decisions aren t so easy What are my real risks How do I separate emotion from a decision What about all the things involved that can t be measured Ah, that is where this book was insightful an helpful Hubbard aserts that there isn t anything that can t be [...]

    Martin Klubeck
    I really like this book Hubbard not only champions the belief that anything can be measured, he gives you the means the understanding of how to get it done I have used his book on numerous occasions when tackling some difficult data collection efforts Hubbard s taxonomy and mine don t fully jive, but that s a minor point I found much to like than not I like to highlight and make notes in good booksis book is full of both I especially like one of his useful measurement assumptions I think it sum [...]

    Rick Howard
    Douglas Hubbard s How to Measure Anything Finding the Value of Intangibles is an excellent candidate for the Cybersecurity Canon Hall of Fame He describes how it is possible to collect data to support risk decisions for even the hardest kinds of questions He says that that network defenders do not have to have 100% accuracy in our models to help support these risk decisions We can strive to simply reduce our uncertainty about ranges of possibilities He writes that this particular view of probabi [...]

    Lots of great commentary on why using data is important his processes for measurement are less interesting A good read for data people.

    An OK popularization of measurement techniques But it downplays the key issue which is data quality challenges, of which there are at least two types The first is the moneyball type a phenomenon where we know intuitively that there are important differences in measurable outcomes but we lack statistically significant explanations The challenge here is to find things to measure that are consistently revealing of the phenomenon you are ultimately interested in measuring say team wins Making it har [...]

    Bibhu Ashish
    Happened to read the book from IIBA site where I have been a member since last year The best takeaway from the book is the structural thought process it brings in while dealing with intangibles which we always are demotivated to measure To summarize my learning, I would just mention the below which I have copied from the book.1 If it s really that important, it s something you can define If it s something you think exists at all, it s something you ve already observed somehow.2 If it s something [...]

    Simply put the first half of this is just awesome As I listened to this via audio the second half is plagued by many formulas that doesn t translate or understood well when listened to The second half is also very heavily into statistics which could be a somewhat laborious read for some.The first half is very recommended as it goes into what it means to measure something and suggest some very fundamental questions regarding measuring E.g What is it you want to have measured E.g what does securit [...]

    Stephen Rynkiewicz
    Classical Greeks not only figured out that the planet is round, but had it measured Eratosthenes calculated its circumference from a lunch hour measurement at his library in Alexandria during the summer solstice, knowing only his distance from the Tropic of Cancer Eratosthenes is a hero of Chicago statistician Doug Hubbard, who trains managers in calibrated estimates, basically closely observed ballpark figures Here he describes approaches to making accurate guesses, including when it s worth s [...]

    Jeff Yoak
    This was a fantastic read It helps with general numeracy as well as providing an overview on how to think about measurement and statistics practically This is an area where I have some experience and I still learned a lot This book, especially the first half, should be accessible to everyone.The second half is a bit technical and I wished I had been reading in paper instead of in audio I may do that eventually The pacing is a little hard in audio and I could have benefited from notes, but still [...]

    June Ding
    The title made me curious The author did make the case that anything can be measured including many things that we consider abstract or intangible The stories it gave at the start of the book is fascinating and opened my mind about what we think measurement really is There is no perfect measurement There is no absolute truth Measurement is a quantitativly expressed reduction of uncertainty based on one or observations I also find the methods to define the problem and the notion that a measureme [...]

    Peter Mcloughlin
    Fairly good business statistics book on measuring factors and on how to apply measurement and some good risk analysis Definitely overhyped as a revolutionary booklet I think this happens with business books a lot But it is accessible and gives some good advice on how to measure things statistically and using statistical methods for practical applications but it isn t the second coming.

    I purchased this book because I am in the middle of a project where I have to measure an intangible I liked the author s ideas on breaking down a measurement and figuring out the uncertainty factor on each variable The information he provided helped me to find a solution for my project.

    Pauli Kongas
    Perhaps not the best read in audio because of some math and a lot of pictures etc.

    The book is a very interesting one, that presents the premise that anything that needs to be assessed can be measured, in one form or another Of course, there is a need to define redefine what a measurement is In this, the book is a fascinating look at the paradigm shift that needs to occur to perceive the world in a new way that allows it to be measurable Many basic assumptions are challenged and revised in the process, which was actually neat It brings a new perspective, which opens possibili [...]

    Sundarraj Kaushik
    A nice book A must read for sceptics like me who think there are many immeasurables in business The key message the author gives is, instead of taking a path or avoid taking path because one does not find the right measurement, an attempt should be made to find out what can be measured to reduce the risk if the path is taken or not taken This will help make a sensible decision than just saying there are immeasurables In short some information is better than no information.It is recommended that [...]

    Casey Mahon
    A good book, it covers the author s measurement and analysis system, Applied Information Economics, plus offers a lot of encouraging advice on how to find data measurements in any field or endeavor Though parts of the book can get fairly deep into mathematical examples, overall it was very readable and, if nothing else, offered a plethora of ways to find and use measurements Personally I thought the author was a bit too dismissive of some decision techniques, his emphasis is on probabilistic mod [...]

    If you ever wondered how to apply statistics that are taught in school to a business, this books lays the ground for it It s an interesting read that starts with several examples of how the circumference of the Earth was first measured It goes into what we can learn from these examples and further diving into the statistics part The books has examples from the author s experience and tries to make the math easy to digest Overall, I liked the deconstruction on the measurement and the small and va [...]

    Renato Zannon
    Although the title is bold, I do think the book delivers sufficient arguments that support the thesis I m still not convinced that the method scales well to smaller contexts, though it seems to fit better larger, riskier decisions.I do recommend the book to anyone that is interested in how to make decisions in a quantitative, objective manner People that have stronger math or stats backgrounds might find the technical parts a bit shallow, but still I find the whole mindset interesting and valu [...]

    The framewprk introduced in three book is very helpful in hopes to break down decision making in a measurement oriented way It can be easy to get lost in the math, but the top level point that if you observe the problem, you can measure it s success is a good one I also appreciated it s pragmatic approach to measurement, acknowledging that often of you organize the information you already know, you might not need to collect anything new Overall it was a very helpful read.

    Brilliant How to measure what you think is unmeasurable like the intangible values in business One of those books where I have the audio, ebook and hardcover version Because it is just that essential.

    David Zhang
    TLDR Didn t finish reading, but it did it s job of instilling me with the belief that most seemingly immeasurable problems are measurable

    Great explanation of Gilb s law Beneficial reading for anyone involved with metrics and improvement

    Worth a read if you want to understand quantative measurement practices but a bit of a hard slog with all the maths and technical data.

    Marcin Nowak
    a good popular view on how to apply scientific method to basically anything, in particular business.

    Vero Narvaez
    Easy to read even if you are not good with numbers Clears your thoughts about the unmeasurable Great for decision making.

    The book is definitely worth owning a copy great reference book to have on hand Book is worth it for the measuring calibration exercises alone i.e make yourself a better estimator eg How many feet tall is the Hoover Dam How many inches long is a 20 bill When was Elvis born In 1913, the US military owned how many planes

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