Book of Numbers

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the fourth book of the Old Testament

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Alive with talk and dense with data, Joshua Cohen's novel Book of Numbers reads as if Philip Roth's work were fired into David Foster wallace's inside the Hadron particle collider.
Reading Book of Numbers is like trying to concentrate on an online article that keeps being interrupted by flashing ads, exhortations to click below the jump--and then the Web browser freezes or you lose the thread because you're distracted by a video about the touching rescue of a horribly abused pit bull.
What we see in this year's Book of Numbers research is very clearly how world-class HR organizations outperform their peers under stress.
The Hackett Group's Book of Numbers research showed a dramatic divergence between typical and world-class companies from 2008 to 2010.
According to Hackett's 2010 Finance Book of Numbers, "Outperformance: Finance's Journey Starts Today," the gap between world-class performers in finance and typical companies continues to grow.
Hackett's latest Finance Book of Numbers research, which is available only to members of Hackett's advisory programs, contains more than 130 pages of research, decision frameworks, and analysis, including over 100 charts presenting efficiency and effectiveness metrics for world-class and typical companies.
Hackett's 2006 Enterprise Book of Numbers research found that over 60% of all companies with HR SSOs have been able to achieve cost reductions of 21-80%, while also showing similar improvements in internal client satisfaction, HR staff productivity, and overall quality.
Case histories included in the Book of Numbers volume describe working capital improvement initiatives and their results at Dutch telecom provider KPN, Britain's Rolls-Royce, and several other large multinational companies.
CNBC Europe (UK) - "Live Interview: Rick Roth," September 8, 2005 - Rick Roth talks with CNBC Europe Anchor Louisa Bojesen, in a discussion of how compliance efforts have caused finance costs to rise for the first time in Hackett's research history, and other analysis from Hackett's new 2005 Enterprise Book of Numbers.
The first look at Hackett's 2005 Book of Numbers analysis found that typical companies now spend $940,000 per billion dollars of revenue on compliance management, while world-class companies spend 36 percent less.
According to Hackett's 2005 Book of Numbers research, increased spending on compliance management partially contributes to the first increase in finance costs, measured as a percent of revenue, since 1992.
According to the 2004 Book of Numbers research by The Hackett Group, a business process advisory firm, "world-class" companies dedicate 20 percent of their total finance operations costs to technology spending, a significantly greater percentage than typical companies.
At their most effective, balanced scorecards can be powerful tools, providing concise, predictive, and actionable information about how a company is performing and may perform in the future, and world-class companies are 159 percent more likely than typical companies to have mature balanced scorecards in place, according to Hackett's 2004 Finance Book of Numbers research.
According to Hackett's 2004 Finance Book of Numbers research, spending on compliance has slowed a decade-long trend towards lower finance costs.
Program members also receive quarterly updates to Hackett's well-known Book of Numbers series, which details proven best practices for different types of companies.