Why We Do It

Statistical Design is a phenomenally powerful tool that has lain largely dormant since the birth of the technique in the 1920’s. It is our firmly-held view that this tool will unlock the most complex problems and most urgent crises in human history. From healthcare, to education, to complex global issues with many elements, the technique of Statistical Design offers the chance to unlock critical answers in remarkably little time. It is our goal to see statistical design play a key role in the framework of creative problem solving.

Each year, Nobi dedicates significant resources on a pro bono basis to key industries where there is community benefit. We work on large, complex projects, and we’re in the business of making a difference. The best place to do so is where it’s most needed. Our efforts are helping to define the latest best practices, while providing innovative concepts a chance to shine. Among the first programs supported are projects in Education and Healthcare.

We are excited by the power, creativity, and energy that is released by Statistically Designed experiments within client organizations. While the process is different in each application of the technique, they are all mathematically the same.
Designing around the existing framework and constraints of our client organizations can be the biggest challenge and the largest source of enjoyment. Additionally, many times a statistically designed experiment will prove concepts that are counter-conventional. These are the most interesting, and the results are the hardest to implement, for organizational reasons-- especially where industry folklore is exploded. After years of organizational research and experience, we are able to effectively lead change on a large scale. By unlocking organizational energy, change is effected and a leap to solutions is achieved.

We offer expertise in this area, as well as aid our clients in implementing research to achieve competitive advantage.

“…a new kind of professional has emerged, the data scientist, who combines the skills of software programmer, statistician and storyteller/artist to extract the nuggets of gold hidden under mountains of data. [It is predicted that] the job of the statistician will become the [most attractive] around. Data…are widely available; what is scarce is the ability to extract wisdom from them.”

--The Economist: March, 2010

“I learned that innovation is a very difficult thing in the real world”

--Richard Feynman: 1985