Speaking of a well-spent hour learning from the best, I highly recommend watching the BBC special called “The Joy of Stats” narrated by Hans Rosling (@hansrosling), another smart person Paul (@ppedrazzi) introduced me to years ago; yes, there’s a trend there.
Aside from the big brain on Hans, the man’s exuberance about data is contagious.
Update: Apparently, the embed was only good for a certain amount of time. So, I removed it. You can and should watch the full episode over on Gapminder.