Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Doug Short has an excellent post up today Household Net Worth: The "Real" Story.  Check it out.  It provides an easy to follow example of some of the principles that we hold most strongly:
  • The post identifies a key metric (Household Net Worth) that has not received a lot of attention and really looks at that metric all by itself using several alternative views to aid in understanding.
  • It includes a long time perspective as well as zoomed in views thereby revealing patterns that would have remained invisible if only a single time span had been chosen.  
  • The post provides a clear storyline -- sharing with us what Doug was thinking while he looked at these charts and selected them for our edification.

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