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Data, Instinct
Mitt Romney appreciates the value of both


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Mitt Romney, according to Mitt Romney, is a “data guy.”

At Bain and Company, his standard MO was, first, get all the data. Gather together all of the relevant pieces of information about a company and its operations, sort it all out, draw a set of (mostly painful) conclusions, and deliver up a PowerPoint slide’s worth of recommendations to the client company’s management.


Contents
September 10, 2012    |     Volume LXIV, NO. 17

Republican Convention Special
Books, Arts & Manners
  • Sean Trende reviews An American Son: A Memoir, by Marco Rubio, and The Rise of Marco Rubio, by Manuel Roig-Franzia.
  • Ross Douthat reviews The Queen of Versailles.
  • Richard Brookhiser evaluates the transatlantic exchange.
Sections
The Long View  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  
Athwart  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  
Poetry  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  
Happy Warrior  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .