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Measuring Variation Or When You Think Rule of Thumb, Think and Thank Pafnuty

     Variation in a group or population is usually described with reference to one or more basic statistical functions.  The mean or average of a group or distribution is the most common statistic used.  It is calculated simply by adding all of the observations and dividing by the number of observations.  The mean is sometimes referred to as the expected value since it is a measure of central tendenancy and in one single oberservation, represents all of the different observations in the population.  All of the observations, when taken together, will be closer to the mean than any other single number.

Management series: Leadership Lessons on the Firing Line

Presentation from MIT OpenCourseWare on the topic of leadership lessons on the firing line.

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Management series: Got Game

Presentation from The Library of Congress on How the Gamer Generation is Reshaping Business Forever.

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Management series: Commercializing University Research

Panel discussion from The Library of Congress on commercializing university research.

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Management series: Navigating the Future

Presentation from MIT OpenCourseWare on the topic of navigating the future.

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