Quotes in data

Once you get some data it does away with a lot of arguments and people can work as a team going after the biggest problems.


When you see data, doubt [them]! When you see measurements, doubt them!


No one can measure the loss of business that may arise from a defective item that goes out to a customer.


Quality, productivity, and innovation can be significantly increased if companies provide all employees with practical tools for exploiting potential information.


The only way to find out what will happen when a complex system is disturbed is to disturb the system, not merely to observe it passively.

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The world cannot be understood without numbers. But the world cannot be understood with numbers alone.

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Data are not taken for museum purposes; they are taken as a basis for doing something. If nothing is to be done with the data, then there is no use in collecting any. The ultimate purpose of taking data is to provide a basis for action or a recommendation for action. The step intermediate between the collection of data and the action is prediction.


In the spirit of science, there really is no such thing as a "failed experiment." Any test that yields valid data is a valid test.

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Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence.

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It's not what you pay a man, but what he costs you that counts.

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