Psychologist Stephan Lewandowsky & John Cook wrote a guidebook ‘ The Debunking Handbook’ for avoiding the backfire effect when confronting vaccine & climate change deniers. Originally meant to be an instruction manual for science #communicators, it can be applied to just about any situation where the facts are on your side yet the people who need to hear them are dead set on keeping belief-threatening ideas out of their heads.
Two posts from Seth Godin: It’s impossible to sell the future & why its important to write #Communication
Tributes flow to the man who made #visualization & #statistics dare I say it, sexy. RIP Dr. Hans Rosling. NYTimes, Robert Kosara from Tableau. Andy Kirk lists a few others, as well as some awesome videos of Rosling’s talks here
How to tell the mathematician in your life that you love them on Valentine’s Day #humor
Productivity / Tools/ Software
Mike Alexander of Data Pig Technologies threw out a challenge at the beginning of 2017. The goal of the contest was to see the various techniques the #Excel community uses to quickly pull together #reporting. Incredibly useful tips in this YouTube playlist of 13 submissions.
Find & Extract to a worksheet – a #VBA approach from Chandoo when you want to not just Find stuff in an Excel workbook, but also put what you find somewhere