Category Archives: Stats

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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Guest post

I’ve often thought of inviting guest posts, but never really got around to it. I’m currently up to me eyes writing the introduction to Future Files 2 (my new book) so any help is most welcome. Here’s something from a … Continue reading

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Not really going anywhere

Almost 50% of people born in the UK live within 5 miles of where they were born. Ref: Financial Times

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Stat of the Week

Newly incorporated companies with one female director have a 27% lower risk of becoming insolvent than comparable firms with all-male boards, says a team from Leeds University Business School in the UK. Via The Daily Stat (Harvard Business Review).

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