Behind Every Good Decision

How Anyone Can Use Business Analytics to Turn Data into Profitable Insight

 Behind Every Good Decision

Authors: Piyanka Jain, Puneet Sharma
Edited By: Lakshmi Jayaraman
Pub Date: November 2014
Print Edition: $27.95
Print ISBN: 9780814449219
Page Count: 256
Format: Hardback
e-Book ISBN: 9780814449226

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Use data to make a real difference in your organization.

There is a costly misconception in business today—that the only data that matters is BIG data, and that complex tools and data scientists are required to extract any practical information. Nothing could be further from the truth.

In Behind Every Good Decision, authors and analytics experts Piyanka Jain and Puneet Sharma demonstrate how professionals at any level can take the information at their disposal and leverage it to make better decisions. The authors’ streamlined frame work demystifies the process of business analytics and helps anyone move from data to decisions in just five steps…using only Excel as a tool. Readers will learn how to:

Clarify the business question • Lay out a hypothesis-driven plan • Pull relevant data • Convert it to insights • Make decisions that make an impact

Packed with examples and exercises, this refreshingly accessible book explains the four fundamental analytic techniques that can help solve a surprising 80% of all business problems. Business analytics isn’t rocket science—it’s a simple problem-solving tool that can help companies increase revenue, decrease costs, improve products, and delight customers. And who doesn’t want to do that?

About the Authors

PIYANKA JAIN is President and CEO of Aryng, a management consulting company focused on analytics for business impact. PUNEET SHARMA is VP of Analytics, Growth Hacking, and User Research at Move Inc.

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