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Dec 6, 2022

‘Big data’ promised us an end to uncertainty, but we realise now that this is a myth. Uncertainty will always remain, and intuition can help us navigate it.

That’s the claim of Oded Netzer, one of the authors of Decisions Over Decimals: Striking the Balance Between Intuition and Information. On this week’s episode of The Mind Tools L&D Podcast, Oded joins Ross G and Ross D to discuss:

  • Why looking for a ‘perfect’ answer isn’t helpful
  • How ‘quantitative intuition’ (QI) can help us make decisions
  • Techniques for identifying the data you do need to make decisions.

You can find out more about Decisions Over Decimals, including where to buy a copy, at

During the discussion, Ross D referenced the website You can find it here:

In ‘What I Learned This Week’, Oded discussed Malcolm Gladwell’s Revisionist History episode ‘My Little Hundred Million’:

Ross D referenced FiveThirtyEight (again) to explore the technology within a football:

Ross G encouraged all of you to follow him on Mastodon (the hottest new social network, pew-pew!). Check out:

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Bonus content! Check out this photo of Ross D with his award: