Category Archives: Stats

Cost of office

Here’s a stat and a half. A certain city mayor in the US (allegedly*) spent $260 MILLION on his campaigns to become and remain elected. He spent $184 per vote cast in 2009 alone. What’s that quote about the finest … Continue reading

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Sorry, another stat

This can’t be right. A poll by Populus/The Times says that 14% of UK 18-24-year-olds and 12% of 25-34-year-olds have “warm feelings” towards Islamic State (IS). This compares to 5% of UK adults (?) and 1% of over 65s. If … Continue reading

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Stat of the week

Of the ten bloodiest conflicts in world history, two were world wars. Five of the other eight took place or originated in China.

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Did you know?

Been talking with some asset managers about where the world is heading and a Danish dairy company about food trends. Also back from doing an after dinner speech at the Malvern Festival of Innovation. Who knew Malvern was a) so … Continue reading

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Fab fact of the week

If you borrowed £400 from Wonga (a UK payday loans company) at its standard rate for 7 years, you would end up owing them more than the UKs national debt (£900 billion last time I looked).

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Some great statistics

Just playing with some numbers!

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Stat of the week

Around 24,000 suicide attempts are made in the UK every year by 10-19 year-olds.

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Statistics and correlations (never trust numbers)

Some days I just love the internet. Thanks to Matt Doyle in Robertson for two of these. Want to waste more time today? A few more here                 And perhaps the best of … Continue reading

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Killer statistic

Whatsapp has 55 employees and a market valuation that exceeds that of the Sony corporation – from The future isn’t what it used to be (BBC Radio 4).

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Daily Stat

It’s been a while since we had a statistic, so here’s a good one. Of the 21 million homes in the UK with a front garden, around 33% have been turned into parking spaces for cars over the last 20 … Continue reading

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