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70 Million

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The number of people (70,000,000) who watched the first televised presidential debate between John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon. This event proved pivotal, as K...

10

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The percent of people (10%) polled who either did not believe or were not certain if Hawaii was one of the United States. So what? Never underestimate how ill i...

150

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The optimum number (150) of relationships that the typical person can effectively manage. Why? It has to do with our brain’s capacity to manage neurocognitive...

3 Million

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The number of radios (3,000,000) in the U.S. in 1924. Twelve years later the number increased to 30,000,000. So what? New communication channels — like ra...

54

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According to one study, the success rate (54%) of major change initiatives. So what? The success rate of change can dramatically increase if you make use of the...

123456

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The experts at SplashData deemed the numbers 123456 as the worst password of 2013. So what? Usually something that is easy to remember is a plus. In the case of...

100

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The dollar value of a product ($100) above which it is beneficial to express a discount as actual dollars saved vs. as a percent. For example, assume you are di...

50

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The ideal percentage (50%) of funds that should be pledged before publicly announcing a fundraising campaign. So what? Studies have consistently shown that it i...

80

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The estimated proportion (80%) of data in medical offices that is considered “unstructured.” Unstructured data are items that are not easily organized; for ...

70

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The percent (70%) of details omitted when sequentially relaying a message or story through a line of 5 or 6 people. So what? The famous telephone game reminds u...