W. Edwards Deming Quotes

Quotes in data

If you change the rule for counting people, you come up with a new number.


It is wrong to suppose that if you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it – a costly myth.


Fear invites wrong figures. Bearers of bad news fare badly. To keep his job, anyone may present to his boss only good news.


management by numerical goal is an attempt to manage without knowledge of what to do, and in fact is usually management by fear.