Opinions are important, they’re needed to spur discussion and inspire people to stretch.
…but it’s test results that are needed to change a consensus.
The world would still be flat if someone first didn’t have an opinion that the status quo needed questioning.
… but the people didn’t believe until that assumption was tested and proven to be false.
Facts, Figures and Pie Charts are what we need more of.
As much as social media is doing a great job of continuing to flatten the world and make it smaller
… it’s given so many people a platform to disguise their opinions as facts.
I am interested in your 140 character opinion, especially if it’s humorous, but the world would much prefer you to put your balls on the line, test that opinion, and then share your case-study and findings in a blog post1.
No I haven’t tested this opinion with a survey I can put in a pie chart. ↩