An important characteristic of FP&A practitioners is a commitment to continuous improvement. There are a number of ways for FP&A practitioners to commit toward improving their work. For me, one of the ways I commit to continuous improvement is reading books.
A book that I recently read was SUPERFORECASTING by Philip Tetlock and Dan Gardner. There are a number of helpful statements in the book and for me, one statement stands out as a guide for improvement. The statement appears on page 150: “A probabilistic thinker will be less distracted by ‘why’ questions and focus on ‘how.’” This statement provides a way to improve the work of FP&A practitioners.