Daily Productive Sharing 242 - How to Be More Analytical

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如何更逻辑性地考虑一个问题?曾长期供职于 Gap 的 Wes Kao 给出了自己的经验之谈,她建议可以从以下角度来考虑问题:

  1. 了解模式和例外;
  2. 找到边界;
  3. 绝对数字和百分比;
  4. 差异;
  5. 预期与实际;
  6. 对整体的贡献百分比;
  7. 从更大的角度来检视;
  8. 检查利润率;
  9. 考虑谁会从这个叙述中受益
  10. 调查原因

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How to be more analytical

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  1. Get the lay of the land: Patterns & pattern breaks
  2. Find the boundaries of an idea
  3. Absolute numbers & percentages
  4. Variance
  5. Expected vs actual
  6. Percent contribution to whole
  7. Zoom out to a broader scale
  8. Check profit margins and don’t be enamored by big numbers
  9. Consider who benefits from this narrative
  10. Investigate why

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How to be more analytical

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When I started, I’d look at numbers and not know what to do. I couldn’t see the “story” the numbers were telling me.
Being analytical isn’t just about numbers.
Being analytical isn’t about numbers—it’s about developing healthy skepticism and curiosity.
The benefit of developing an analytical mindset and skill set is two-fold:
  1. It will help you make more informed decisions in every facet of your life
  2. It will give you a competitive edge among your peers
So even if you go into a role where you don’t work with numbers, it’s still worthwhile to learn how to be analytical.

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