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How To Lie With Charts

really liked it 4.0  ·  Rating Details ·  22 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
If you're using a computer to generate charts for meetings and reports, you don't have to be taught how to lie-you're already doing it. You probably don't know your charts are unreliable, and neither does your audience. So you're getting away with it-until a manager or a sales prospect or an investor makes a bad decision based on the information that you were so helpful to ...more
Paperback, Second Edition, 279 pages
Published January 1st 2007 by Lapuerta (first published 2000)
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Jun 08, 2009 Jared Kessler rated it it was amazing
I honestly wouldn’t know of any author out there that would have the audacity to embark on such a journey into the analysis of how one could lie with charts as Gerald has. Although the problem might lie in getting this book into the hands of those who would knowingly use charts to lie, perhaps the most important audience for this type of book are those people that don’t even know they are lying but do anyway.

In a time where everyone wants to “get rich quick” without much effort these days, this
Feb 15, 2008 Gerald rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Recommends it for: mathematicians, statisticians, politicians, lawyers, attorneys, accountants, financial managers
Despite its whimsical title, this book about visual literacy has been adopted for coursework in many otherwise respectable educational institutions, including the Georgetown Public Policy Institute.
Mar 15, 2008 Gwen rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction
A must-read for all BS artists... and scientists
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Gerald Everett Jones ( is the author of the historical novel Bonfire of the Vanderbilts about an art scandal in 19890s Paris.

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