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Wit & Wisdom Wednesday - Twain on Facts

November 04, 2015
Author: Kelly Elarbee

"Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please." Mark Twain

It is Wit & Wisdom Wednesday at Elarbee Media and in our minds you can't go wrong with a quote from Mark Twain, or indeed with one from Samuel Clemons. Always witty, these quotes are painfully truthful. In this week's selection we examine "facts". The value of a fact depends on what is shared, and what is withheld.

From a business perspective, due diligence and data mining have tremendous value. Sadly though, facts don't always mean what you believe they mean. Before making significant investments based on "facts" test their validity.