Yngve Høiseth

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The Tyranny of Metrics by Jerry Z. Muller

I have to admit, I was a bit dismayed by history professor Jerry Z. Muller’s new book The Tyranny of Metrics. A big believer in using numbers for analysis, I didn’t like seeing such a solid argument for why we should be more careful before deploying metrics to improve organisation performance.

At fewer than 200 short pages, the book is an admirably easy read. If I were to add anything, that would be a discussion on the effective altruism movement in the chapter on philanthropy and foreign aid.

All in all a great read.


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