April 19th, 2005

mystery

Do looks matter?

An interesting excerpt from Malcolm Gladwell's new book Blink (the first book that made him famous was The Tipping Point, a marketing and public relations bible).

58% of CEOs of Fortune 500 companies are over six feet tall - yet only abuot 14.5% of all American men* are that tall. Even more strikingly, in the general population, just 3.9% of adult males are 6 feet 2 inches or taller, but almost a third of CEOs are!
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The Mystery of the Mysterious Letter

“Emma, Emma, where are you?”
That is my little brother calling me. But before I answer him, I must introduce myself.
My name is Emma Fraction and I am ten years old. I live in Albany, New York and I love to solve mysteries with my partner, Sandra Pascal. Both of us are in fifth grade.
“Emma!”
I have to go. Dan sounds like he needs me.


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