The Monday Morning Quote #27

“if you can measure it, you can manage it,”

It was the scientist Lord Kelvin who said, “When you can measure what you are speaking about, and express it in numbers, you know something about it; but when you cannot measure it, when you cannot express it in numbers, your knowledge is of a meager and unsatisfactory kind; it may be the beginning of knowledge, but you have scarcely in your thoughts advanced to the stage of science.” Later, this statement was abbreviated to “if you can measure it, you can manage it,” and “if you cannot measure it, you cannot manage it.”

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