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Giving more than 100%

  1. Jun 27, 2010 #1

    wolram

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    This is a strictly a 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 these questions:

    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-*-*-T
    2+21+12+12+19+8+9+20 = 103%

    AND, look how far a** kissing will take you.

    A-*-*-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 Bullsh*t and A** Kissing that will put you over the top. Kiss
     
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  3. Jun 27, 2010 #2
    Uhm... But you defined the letters as integers, not as percentages.
     
  4. Jun 27, 2010 #3
    I'm sorry, but we don't allow fringe theories. Please cite your sources or I'll have to "citizen's moderate" you and delete the thread.
     
  5. Jun 27, 2010 #4
    Would this work in Mandarin?
     
  6. Jun 27, 2010 #5

    Chi Meson

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    I'm surprised my uncle in Ohio hasn't emailed this to me yet.
     
  7. Jun 27, 2010 #6
    Not very well, no. It'd be like applying numbers to words. I suppose it'd be okay in either of the Japanese kana systems, though.
     
  8. Jun 27, 2010 #7

    Pengwuino

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    I believe this is one of Einstein's postulates for his Grand Unified Theory of Life. Hardly "fringe" research.
     
  9. Jun 27, 2010 #8

    DaveC426913

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    "People that give 110% are slackers. 130% is the new 110%."
    -DaveC426913 - a long time ago
     
  10. Jun 27, 2010 #9
    I'm with the op 103%.
     
  11. Jun 27, 2010 #10
    I don't know. It seems to go against all the sports guys who combine effort, hustle, team play and taking it one game at a time to give their 110% every night. And most of them are college grads, so they're pretty up there on the IQ scale.
     
  12. Jun 27, 2010 #11
    Maybe pin yin.
     
  13. Jun 27, 2010 #12

    Office_Shredder

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    The college grads are the ones that didn't work hard enough to get drafted early.
     
  14. Jun 27, 2010 #13
    Oh so that's who that guy in Ohio was who e-mailed that to me.
     
  15. Jun 28, 2010 #14
    Look, 100% of one person versus 100% of another can be quite different with regard to outcome. That, in itself, should give you a clue as to what 100% means in this scenario.
    That said, 110%(or such) is an inference to those not reaching their full potential of 100%

    In other words, "give it 110%" usually infers that you have only applied 90% effort.
     
  16. Jun 28, 2010 #15
    In the world of sports, only Mike Tyson holds the honor of having had more than 100% to give, before spitting it out.
     
  17. Jun 28, 2010 #16
    No, in that case, giving a relative effort of 110% would be equal to giving 99%, not 100%.
     
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