STATS & QUOTES OF THE MONTH


STAT OF THE MONTH.  February 2013:

How Many Facebook Likes Can You Buy For $3.8 Million?

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STAT OF THE MONTH.  January 2013:

Rotavirus is a leading cause of acute gastroenteritis (AGE) in young children worldwide, and accounts for around 40% of AGE cases in Europe.

Source: Pierre Van Damme, Department of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, University of Antwerp


STAT OF THE MONTH. December 2012:

A Highlands truck driver is this month calling for all HGV drivers to observe a 40mph ‘go slow’ as part of his campaign to increase the speed limit.

Source: Transport Professional's Magazine FACTS (December 2012)


STAT OF THE MONTH. August 2012:

GSK has been fined $3bn in the US for bribing doctors to increase sales of drugs.

Source: @PyhtonJones 


STAT OF THE MONTH. July 2012:

The illegal tobacco trade looses the Exchequer £2.2bn a year. That equates to a lot of cigarettes and too many smokers.

STAT OF THE MONTH. June 2012:

Every 60 seconds:

* 700,000 Google searches are conducted 
* 168 million emails are sent
* 695,000 Facebook entries are posted
* 370,000 Skype calls are made
* 98,000 new Tweets are posted on Twitter
* 13,000 iPhone apps are downloaded
* 1,500 new blog entries are posted

Source: DaVinci Institute


STAT OF THE MONTH. May 2012:

Flights departing on Friday 13th May 2011 were 5% cheaper than on other Fridays in the same month. Well, at least it is not all bad news... (the next Friday 13th is July 2012)

Source: Swoodoo.com


STAT OF THE MONTH. April 2012:

In the U.S.  an average company saves over $7,000 for each employee suggestion that is enacted.

Source: Anon


STAT OF THE MONTH. March 2012:

Presenteeism (people turning up to work even if they are ill) costs twice as much as sickness absence. 

Source: Ellipse


STAT OF THE MONTH. February 2012:

More than 2,500 left handed people a year are killed from using products made for right handed people.

Source: Weird facts


STAT OF THE MONTH. January 2012:

200 hours a year (five working weeks) are spent commuting to and from work. 

Source: the TUC


QUOTE OF THE MONTH. February 2013:

"Your present circumstances don't determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start."

Source: Nido Qubein 


QUOTE OF THE MONTH. January 2013:

“Fail to plan - plan to fail.”

Source: Anon


QUOTE OF THE MONTH. December 2012:

“Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.”

Source: Marilyn Monroe


QUOTE OF THE MONTH. August 2012:

“You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.” 

Source: Dale Carnegie, How to Win Friends and Influence People.

QUOTE OF THE MONTH. July 2012:

“Managers are people who do things right and leaders are people who do the right things.”


Source: Warren Bennis  U.S. lecturer and writer


QUOTE OF THE MONTH. June 2012:

"Failure is the foundation of success; success is the lurking place of failure."

Source: Laozi


QUOTE OF THE MONTH. May 2012:

"Adam Smith’s invisible hand – the idea that free markets lead to efficiency as if guided by unseen forces – is invisible, at least in part, because it is not there."

Source: Joseph Stiglitz, The Guardian


QUOTE OF THE MONTH. April 2012:

"The superior man is easy to serve, but difficult to please ... The inferior man is difficult to serve, but easy to please".  

Source: Confucius


QUOTE OF THE MONTH. March 2012:

"Your most unhappy customers are your best source of learning".   

Source: Bill Gates


QUOTE OF THE MONTH. February 2012:

"What we call the beginning is often the end. And to make an end is to make a beginning. The end is where we start from."    

Source: T.S. Eliot

[In Policy Governance® the beginning point for making a difference is indeed defining the Ends, and defining Ends is the start of better governance.] 


QUOTE OF THE MONTH. January 2012:

“Good corporate governance is about 'intellectual honesty' and not just sticking to rules and regulations, capital flowed towards companies that practiced this type of good governance.“ 

Source: Mervyn King, The King Report