[About this blog] Inspired by local soccer player Mike Lim during my rookie reporter days at Singapore Polytechnic, I set up this blog in August 2002. I feel that blogging is a novel platform to document interesting facets of my life and my thoughts on certain issues. [Email blogger] ephraim@singnet.com.sg

## Monday, August 11, 2003

[a mathematical research]
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 does it take to achieve 100% in life? Let's do the math...
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 = 127%

So, one can then conclude, with mathematical certainty, that while Hard work and Knowledge will get you close, it takes the Attitude to get you there; but if your boss wants more... Bullshit and Ass Kissing will put you over the top!

How does that sound?