Smoke and Mirrors: How to Bend Facts and Figures to Your Advantage – Nicholas Strange

Smoke and Mirrors: How to Bend Facts and Figures to Your Advantage – Nicholas Strange

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Smoke and Mirrors by Nicholas Strange takes a comprehensive and entertaining look at how charts graphs and diagrams can be used to massage a message in business research or government without fibbing outright. Using real examples from British and American newspapers magazines broadcasters and government ministries it describes explains and evaluates 57 different techniques of presenting information in a way that supports your angle. Each technique is given a PDQ (potential deceit quotient) as well as an STD (sore thumb discount). Droll and informative Smoke and Mirrors is a perfect companion for: Anyone who produces charts and graphs at work Anyone who has them thrust upon them Anyone wanting to read between the lines The company report may never look the same again? A provocative read for managers and spin-doctors alike? entertaining. – Management Today Nicholas Strange is an independent management consultant. A graduate of the LSE and INSEAD in Fontainebleau he began his career at McKinsey before becoming director of Ingersoll Engineers with an international responsibility for graphics and other consultant training.