If you don’t believe me, read Math Will Rock Your World (thanks to Digg) in Business Week. It talks about the amazing impact of Math in various areas of business from finance to advertising.
A few excerpts:
“At the Sunnyvale (Calif.) campus of Yahoo, chief researcher Prabhakar Raghavan heads a team of 100 mathematicians and computer scientists. Scribbling on a white board covered with equations, Raghavan describes Yahoo’s immense pool of data, featuring the online activity of 200 million registered customers, as Yahoo’s most precious resource.”
The article concludes with this observation:
“As more of the world’s information is pooled into mathematics, the realm of numbers becomes an ever larger meeting ground. It’s a percolating laboratory full of surprising connections, and a birthplace for new industries. Yes, it’s a magnificent time to know math.”