Chapter 3 of Randall Bolten’s book “Painting With Numbers” sums it up: Words Matter. This is especially important for people in technical positions who need to “dumb down” information and explanations in a professional, succinct, yet not demeaning way to clients and co-workers. The subtitle of the book is “Presenting Financials and Other Numbers So People Will Understand You.” The Curator recommends this book for anyone in the financial services business.
Bolten’s book is very well done; and despite it feeling a bit like a textbook, it’s not completely dry. Shoot, Chapter 3 starts off with this classic George Carlin quote:
“And now the basketball scores: 110-102, 125-113, 131-127, and in an overtime duel, 95-94. Boy, that was a squeaker! Oh, and here’s a partial score: Pittsburgh, 37.”
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