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SuperCrunchers: The Good and The Bad

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September 14, 2007

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Good News: Today Ian Ayres' SuperCunchers debuted on the Wall Street Journal Business Bestseller List at #13. Bad News: The book is also reviewed in this week's New York Times Book Review and reviewer David Leonhardt comes up just short of accusing Ayres of plagiarism (and by short, I mean, the only thing he doesn't do is use the word 'plagiarism'). Leonhardt claims Ayres uses his own words as well as those of Fast Company's Charles Fishman without attribution.

Good News: Today Ian Ayres' SuperCunchers debuted on the Wall Street Journal Business Bestseller List at #13.

Bad News: The book is also reviewed in this week's New York Times Book Review and reviewer David Leonhardt comes up just short of accusing Ayres of plagiarism (and by short, I mean, the only thing he doesn't do is use the word 'plagiarism'). Leonhardt claims Ayres uses his own words as well as those of Fast Company's Charles Fishman without attribution.

My opinion: the book is still a great survey of using analytics in decision making. We recommended Super Crunchers in an August Jack Covert Selects and I interviewed Ian for our podcast series.

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