Charles Wheelan, a senior lecturer and policy fellow at the Nelson A. Rockefeller Center at Dartmouth College and author of Naked Statistics: Stripping the Dread from the Data, offers a humorous look at the statistical underpinnings of life and the importance of statistics in understanding the world. Wheelan discusses the era of “big data,” the line between “customized and creepy,” and offers his take on the most detrimental and positive uses of statistics.
This episode of the Take 15 Series was originally released on 19 March 2014.
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Lauren Foster is a content director on the professional learning team at CFA Institute and host of the Take 15 Podcast. She is the former managing editor of Enterprising Investor and co-lead of CFA Institute’s Women in Investment Management initiative. Lauren spent nearly a decade on staff at the Financial Times as a reporter and editor based in the New York bureau, followed by freelance writing for Barron’s and the FT. Lauren holds a BA in political science from the University of Cape Town, and an MS in journalism from Columbia University.
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