Smoke and Mirrors: How to bend facts and figures to your advantage

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Smoke and Mirrors takes a comprehensive and entertaining look at how charts, graphs and diagrams can be used to massage a message in business, research or government without fibbing outright.

Using real examples from British and American newspapers, magazines, broadcasters and government ministries,
it describes, explains and evaluates 57 different techniques of
presenting information in a way that supports your angle. Each
technique is given a PDQ (potential deceit quotient) as well as an STD (sore thumb discount).

Droll and informative, Smoke and Mirrors is a perfect companion for:

- anyone who produces charts and graphs at work
- anyone who has them thrust upon them
- anyone wanting to read between the lines

The company report may never look the same again...

'a provocative read for managers and spin-doctors alike...entertaining.' Management Today

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About the Author:

Nicholas Strange is an independent management consultant. A
graduate of the LSE and INSEAD in Fontainebleau, he began his career at
McKinsey before becoming director of Ingersoll Engineers, with an
international responsibility for graphics and other consultant training.

Review:

'a provocative read for managers and spin-doctors alike...entertaining.' Management Today 'an interesting and informative read.' Publishing News 'The author's style and sense of humour makes the book easy to read and everyone having to deal with data and presentation will get something from it. You will never look at the TV or newspapers in the same light again!' Professional Manager (May 2007) 'A provocative read for managers ad spin doctors alike, spilling the beans on how to use charts and graphs to persuade, impress or confuse. Entertaining.' MT (March 2007)

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