Too Much Information is Like No Information

September 10, 2009 at 1:59 pm | Posted in Attention Management | Leave a comment

The Wall St. Journal’s article about the U.S. Open and Melanie Oudin (a relatively unknown American who made it to the quarterfinals) had a great quote about the dangers of too much information.  Leo Levin, the guru of tennis statistics, was talking about how he cut 30 page reports on match statistics down to 2 pages.  

“If you provide too much information, it’s almost like providing no information,” he says.

You can read the article in full at “Thoroughly Modern Melanie“.  In the meantime, Americans still have the Williams sisters left to root for.

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