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March 25, 2021
.3 or .6

.3 to .6 is a small number, but it’s a big difference.

In this case, it was 3 million dollars.

It was an off-handed comment, simply to describe that we’re dealing with really large numbers.

Sometimes the intent doesn’t matter because the impact makes the difference.

If someone were to move forward thinking they were working with .3 they’d leave a lot on the table. And if they thought they were working with .6 they’d run into a budget issue real quick.

It’s skewed data, and it’s also an issue of framing.

People can have the best of intentions.

Skewed data isn’t always bad.

It’s up to us to push back, question what motivation the source may have for sharing, and come to our own educated conclusions.