‘How To Lie With Statistics’ gets Bill Gates’ thumbs up

This is one of our favorite books. Nowadays, we are inundated with a continuous stream of information from television media outlets, social media, print media, politicians, companies, and even community word-of-mouth. More often than not, attached to all this is a torrent of statistics. And as the regularly-repeated adage goes, “Numbers don’t lie.” True. But “people” can lie with numbers. “How To Lie With Statistics” is a short read that has been around for generations, written by Darrell Huff, with poignant illustrations by Irving Geis. Indeed, even Bill Gates, Atlantic magazine, and The New York Times have all praised the simple-yet-profound truthful wisdom it contains.