How to Lie with Statistics
Darrell Huff, Irving Geis (Illustrator)
My rating: 3.84/5
This is an amusing and extremely short read. Statistics is as much an art as it is a science, he claims. This book gave me an insight into the power of numbers in deception and persuasion. It alerted me to give a second thought into claims backed by stats, the major pitfalls to look for and the fact that even reputed organisations can make conscious and unconscious mistakes. It is empowering to be able to manipulate numbers to further your case depending on what side you’re on.
A must read, I’d say.