DRINKING FROM THE FIREHOSE: Making Smarter Decisions in a Data Overloaded World, Christopher J. Frank and Paul F. Magnone

In today’s mobile, social, viral world, everything can be sized, tracked, trended, compared and measured. All of this information is supposed to make us feel smarter. Instead we have data explosion leading to decision implosion. The authors, global executives whose careers span start-ups to Fortune 500 companies including American Express, IBM and Microsoft, offer deceptively simple tools for overcoming data overload that will transform information into insights that inspire us to do things differently. (Portfolio/Penguin, Fall 2011)