Lewis D. Eigen Quotes

Do not speculate; get data and calculate.

 
Context
While the context applied to making business policy decisions, he also advocated it for politics and managing government. If policy makers or managers speculate and then act to fix possible and imaginable problem, they will waste time and resources dealing with eventualities that may never come to pass. A better strategy is to obtain data, analysize that, and fix the problems that we know will occur.
Citations

Lewis D. Eigen, Memo to Staff of SportsLife X, September 15, 2017

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  • Born: September 6, 1936
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Polymath
Biography

Lewis D. Eigen is the Senior Research Scientist & Chief Technology Officer at BEA Enterprises Inc. based in Potomac, Maryland, USA. He has worked as Mathematician, Psychologist, Technologist. Software Engineer, Government & Corporate Executive (Public & Private Corporations), Educator, Quotation Compiler & Editor. He is the author of 13 books, over 100 research articles and papers, over 500 multi-media training modules and more than a dozen computer products / systems. In government he has served as the First Associate Director of the U. S. Job Corps, the Director of the National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information, and as a member of the the Johnson Task Force for the War on Poverty, the MacNamara Commission on Military Transition to Civilian Life, and as a Senior Editor and Peer Reviewer for the National Institutes of Health

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