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How to Measure Anything – 3rd edition released!

Over 60,000 copies of How to Measure Anything have been sold since the first edition was released. Now, the 3rd edition of How to Measure Anything is available!  It contains over 80 new pages of tools and insights as well as interesting new real-world examples of how these methods have solved seemingly intractable problems. ... Read More.


Winter, Planting, and Bayesian Inversion

Dreams of Spring Ah…it has come to that time of year when we are all dreaming of being outside without a jacket. Some subset of those dreamers are also thinking about their gardens, getting their fingers in the soil, and watching the miracle of life push its way up out of the soil. Some of[…] ... Read More.


Hunting Wolves in Wisconsin

Given the current pricing of wolf hunting licenses in Wisconsin, it is unlikely that revenue from the wolf licenses offset the negative effects wolves have from killing deer, livestock, and dogs. However, there are two caveats to this statement: first, to make this assessment definitive depends on accurately estimating the worth of the life of[…] ... Read More.


Feeling the Beat

“Google searches, Twitter feeds, and even Amazon sales ranks produce a lot of data—data that can be used to identify trends in real time and help business leaders get ahead. ‘There’s a revolution in data about society,’ says Douglas Hubbard, author of Pulse: The New Science of Harnessing Internet Buzz to Track Threats and Opportunities (Wiley, 2011). ... Read More.


Reversed columns in regression example

On page 173 of the 2nd edition of How to Measure Anything, I show a formula for estimating ratings points of a TV show based on the correlation to weeks spent promoting the show.  The formula shown is actually an estimate of promotion weeks based on ratings points instead of an estimate of ratings points[…] ... Read More.


Tim Peter for Marketing

I talked to someone who has both a vision as well as an impressive track record for marketing.  Tim Peter (www.timpeter.com) describes his services on his website as “proven solutions to improve your e-commerce results and your Internet marketing”. I came across his site because I got a Google Alert on a flattering review he[…] ... Read More.


The Impact of “Pulse”

“Information from the Pulse will become part of models that are dynamically simulating and forecasting businesses and the consequences of management decisions … it will have at least the following four types of impact:” “Decisions based on responses to macro-trends will be faster. We won’t have to wait weeks—and certainly not 15 months as in[…] ... Read More.


Duct Tape Marketing Interview/Podcast

The people at Duct Tape Marketing interviewed me for my book Pulse: The New Science of Harnessing Internet Buzz to Track Threats and Opportunities. You can find a short summary and the podcast itself here http://www.ducttapemarketing.com/blog/2011/05/12/slicing-real-time-search-for-trends-and-opportunities/ Doug Hubbard ... Read More.