Matt McCall posted a great clip this morning about doing the real math on success. I think I've seen something like this before, but this is a cool presentation, so I'm republishing the whole thing:
"Mathematics From a strictly mathematical viewpoint
it goes like this: What Makes 100%? What does it mean to give MORE
than 100%? Ever wonder about those people who say they are giving more
than 100%? We have all been to those meetings where someone wants you
to give over 100%. How about achieving 103%? What makes up 100% in
life? Here's a little mathematical formula that might help you answer
If: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z is
represented as: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26.
Then: H-A-R-D-W-O-R-K 8+1+18+4+23+15+18+11 = 98%
and K-N-O-W-L-E-D-G-E 11+14+15+23+12+5+4+7+5 = 96%
but, A-T-T-I-T-U-D-E 1+20+20+9+20+21+4+5 = 100%
and B-U-L-L-S-H-I-T 2+21+12+12+19+8+9+20 = 103%
BUT, look how far ass kissing will take you.
A-S-S-K-I-S-S-I-N-G 1+19+19+11+9+19+19+9+14+7 = 118%
So, one can conclude with mathematical certainty that, while Hard
work and Knowledge will get you close, and Attitude will get you there,
it's the Bullshit and Ass kissing that will put you over the top."
Photo from Mister Bisson