We recently came across a wonderful site called gapminder.org that we’ve just begun exploring. It’s the brain child of health policy expert Hans Rosling who explains the ‘Joys of Statistics’ as nobody else can. A frequent speaker at the annual TED conference, Rosling, has put together an hour long presentation on the basics of statistics, the history of discipline and most important, why they are so incredibly important in a world drowning in data. OK, I’m a bit of a geek, but if you were ever fascinated by those PBS specials in which Richard Feynman or Carl Sagan strolls through Piccadilly Circus musing on the topics such as parallel universes or ancient Babylonian astronomy (somehow tying them to the goings on in Piccadilly Circus) you’ll love this program. If you need to understand how to make sense of data, or want a new perspective on how to use it you should tune in as well.