We all find ourselves dealing with ambiguity, preconceptions, vested interests, status quo methods, and often hubris as we set out to consider options in any management situation. In these circumstances, we usually mix quantitative data with what we know, and what we believe in a varying recipe that delivers a result we are comfortable with.

In this post by Eric Paley, the tensions inherent in these differing and mixed methods of analysis are beautifully articulated in a sporting story most can relate to.