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Subsequently, I think a lot about what I read & write
Now these notes are going live on the world wide web.
I like to think of it as 'plunging' the cr** out of news media, gathering facts and making occassional predictions (that are correct 97.8% of the time)

“ HBR.org: Lawsuit-Protection Insurance Leads Execs to Make Poor Choices „
http://web.hbr.org/ds/061212

Quote posted at 11:25 AM (2 years ago) | Permalink

Entrepreneurship & US

% of Chinese who say they intend to start a business within the next 3 years= 23

% of Colombians and Americans, respectively, who say this= 57, 7

source: (4-2010 harpers index)

Posted at 7:00 AM (3 years ago) | Permalink

Largest consumer of oil in the world = <drum roll>

Largest consumer of oil in the world = U.S. Military

Posted at 10:33 AM (4 years ago) | Permalink

22.5 years = Combined time NYC-ers spent waiting &amp; riding ELEVATORS&#8230;last year! Geeze thats a long wait time, OTIS must be getting too old for those jettsetters, high speed elevators (like high speed monorails/miracle trains) a thing of our near future? I&#8217;m calling dibs on the patent idea for this one OTIS (turning in grave right now I&#8217;m sure), engineers lets get to work!
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Sources: 
Image and stat via IBM report: http://www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/30191.wss

22.5 years = Combined time NYC-ers spent waiting & riding ELEVATORS…last year! Geeze thats a long wait time, OTIS must be getting too old for those jettsetters, high speed elevators (like high speed monorails/miracle trains) a thing of our near future? I’m calling dibs on the patent idea for this one OTIS (turning in grave right now I’m sure), engineers lets get to work!

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Sources:

Image and stat via IBM report: http://www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/30191.wss

Posted at 12:32 PM (4 years ago) | Permalink

“ Working for the weekend (only) might be a good thing…according to @thedailystat from hbr.org, “People who work 10 to 12 hours a day are 56% more likely to develop heart disease or have a heart attack than people who work less than 10 hours….” „
Read on: Working Overtime

Quote posted at 11:06 AM (4 years ago) | Permalink

"Swimming Pool? What swimming pool?" Tax dodgers and Grecian debt crisis…

Swimming Pool? What Swimming Pool?

Just 324 residents of Athens’s wealthy northern suburbs reported in their recent tax returns that they owned swimming pools. That’s less than 2% of the 16,974 pools found when tax investigators examined satellite photos, according to a New York Times report on the pervasiveness of tax dodging in Greece and its impact on the country’s debt crisis.

Source:  HBR Daily Stat www.twitter.com/thedailystat &

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/02/world/europe/02evasion.html

Posted at 1:19 PM (4 years ago) | Permalink

In the worst case scenario, if 39 million gallons has spilled, the oil would fill enough jugs to stretch from the Louisiana marshes to Prince William Sound in Alaska. That’s where the Exxon Valdez ran aground in 1989, spilling nearly 11 million gallons.

SOURCE: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/37353392/ns/gulf_oil_spill/?GT1=43001

Posted at 1:03 PM (4 years ago) | Permalink

"The average person in a developing nation struggles to find 5 gallons of water a day."

Posted at 5:50 PM (4 years ago) | Permalink

14% = percent of homes with a bathtub in 1909…

  1. 47 years =  average life expectancy 
  2. 14% homes had a bathtub
    8% homes with telephones
  3. 95% = number of home births
  4. Number of cars in US = 8000  
  5. Miles of paved road = 144 miles
  6. Maximum city speed limit = 10 mph (on avg)
  7. 22 cents/hr = average wage (Average Worker made $200 and $400 per year)
  8. Dozen Eggs = 14 cents.
  9. Sugar = 4 cents per lb.
  10. Coffee = 15 cents per lb.
  11. Leading causes of death were: 1. Pneumonia and influenza  2. Tuberculosis  3. Diarrhea  4. Heart disease   5. Stroke
  12. Population of Las Vegas, Nevada = 30 
  13. 2/10 adults couldn’t read or write and
  14. 6% graduated from high school..                                       
  15. Marijuana, heroin, and morphine were all available over the counter at the local corner drugstores.
  16. 230 murders were reported (entire US).

Source: Un-verified email.

Posted at 12:57 AM (4 years ago) | Permalink

2 billion = number of videos streaming per day on YouTube (via techcrunch)

2 Billion views a day
3rd most visited website (Alexa)
Localized in 23 countries across 24 different languages
15 The average number of minutes people spend on the site each day
24 Hours of video uploaded to YouTube every minute
45 Million home page impressions every day
70% of YouTube traffic comes from outside the U.S.
100 Years of video scanned by copyright managent technology, Content ID, every day
1700 Years it would take you to watch the hundreds of millions of videos on YouTube

http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Techcrunch/~3/D9N16Bjyeyc/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email

Posted at 4:10 PM (4 years ago) | Permalink

6,300,000 = gallons guestimated to have leaked into the gulf (equivalent of 50,000 barrels of oil)

It’s been exactly 30 days since the earth starting throwing up on itself.  210,000 gal per day x 30 days = 6,300,000 gallons of oil guestimated to have entired the gulf of Mexico; equivalent of 150,000 barrels of oil. 

Posted at 1:42 PM (4 years ago) | Permalink

"How much water is in a latte?" - MIT Sloan Management Review

"Here’s the breakdown, by liters, of the water needed to make that latte:

0.1 for the water itself
2.5 to make the plastic lid
5.5 to make the paper cup and sleeve
7.5 to grow the sugar
49.5 to feed the cows that make the milk
143 to grow the coffee”

Source: How much water is in a latte? - Beyond Green - MIT Sloan Management Review

Posted at 12:41 AM (4 years ago) | Permalink

19.5 million = Barrels of Oil Americans consume daily…

Marcie Dickson’s article “More of the Sound and the Fury on the BP Oil Spill” -May 4, 2010

Posted at 11:34 PM (4 years ago) | Permalink

300 million = Cups of Coffee drank by Americans DAILY

-SOURCE: “MORE OF THE SOUND AND THE FURY ON THE BP OIL SPILL” by Marcie Dickson

Posted at 11:29 PM (4 years ago) | Permalink

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