The McNamara Fallacy and the Cynicism Behind Bad Metrics

By Gary Angel

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May 22, 2019

The Measurement Minute with Gary Angel

The Measurement Minute by Gary Angel

 

Sometimes bad metrics just fool us. But often, the people using them have entirely cynical reasons for glomming onto the really stupid ones. Credit Yale and other users of the Adversity Score for being perfectly aware of  how awful the metric they’re using is.

 

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