Numbers are the measurement of success or failure in business and other things. To me numbers only tell one part of a story. Without context or experience those numbers can’t inform one of what is truly going on. Everything has a explanation and a reason for happening and I don’t think what you see on a spreadsheet can tell you everything you need to know. However there is a counter argument that numbers never lie. But you can manipulate those numbers for your own purposes. Remember every number counts but you can never count on the numbers being there for you.