I Can’t Do Math In Prose
I wrote those words to a friend of mine yesterday. We are working on a project together.
He wrote me an email listing a whole bunch of investments to be made and where we are on them.
I read it and understood it, but it didn’t really register with me.
So we are going to make a spreadsheet with a few columns, total some stuff up, and look at it together.
The Gotham Gal calls that a “fredsheet” because I do better with numbers in a spreadsheet.
This is an example of presenting information in context.
I feel that how information is presented is often more powerful than the underlying data.
And when you want someone to understand what you are saying, it is best to put that information in the format that person is most comfortable in.
For me, that is often a sheet.