Percentage of adults who see entrepreneurship as a good career choice, according to the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor 2015 Global Report, released with sponsors Babson College, Universidad del Desarrollo, Universiti Tun Abdul Razak, and Tecnologico de Monterrey: 66
Percentage of adults who hold entrepreneurs to a "high status" in their respective societies: 70
Source: Babson College.
Percentage at which global unemployment stands, according to Gallup's 2015 World Poll: 32
Of the estimated 3.2 billion adults worldwide in the workforce, percentage who are employed full time for an employer and engaged at work -- what Gallup considers a great job: 5
Estimated number of people who want a great job but don't have one: 3 billion
Percentage of the total adult population who work at least 30 hours per week for an employer: 26
Source: Gallup Organization.
Percentage of regular users of social media in the United States who agreed that life today is busier than it was a generation ago, according to a research from Ipsos: 80
Percentage who said it is more demanding: 77
Percentage who say it causes more information overload: 79
Percentage who say that life is better: 40
Source: Ipsos Insight.
Combined fortune of the top 50 wealthiest people in the world, nearly equal to the GDP of Australia, according to a new list by Wealth-X in collaboration with Business Insider: $1.45 trillion
Number of billionaires on the list who are from the United States -- more than any other country: 29
Number of billionaires from China who made the top 50: 4
Number of billionaires from the technology sector on the list -- more than any other sector, including finance: 12
Ranks of Bill Gates (U.S., $87.4 billion), Amancio Ortega Gaona (Spain, $66.8 billion), Warren Buffett (U.S., $60.7 billion), Jeffrey Bezos (U.S., $56.6 billion) and David Koch (U.S., $47.4 billion) on the list of the wealthiest people in the world: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Percentage of American adults who agree that relationships can't last long term without romance, according to a Harris Poll: 74
Percentage who believe romance is overrated: 35
Percentage of men who say romance is overrated -- compared to 32 percent of women: 39
Source: The Harris Poll.
Percentage of employees who say that working in an office that is too warm has a negative impact on their productivity, according to a survey by CareerBuilder: 71
Percentage of employees who say that working in a cool environment has a negative impact on their productivity: 53
Percentage of employees who are dressing in layers: 44
Percentage who are drinking hot beverages: 36
Ranks of texting and checking or sending email on the list of the most common cellphone activities completed in a public washroom stall, according to the 2016 Healthy Hand Washing Survey conducted by Bradley Corporation: 1, 2
Percentage of all Americans who say they've taken a photo in the stall: 6
Percentage of men who've confessed they skipped the suds at the sink because they didn't feel the need to wash after using a public restroom: 18
Source: Bradley Corp.
Percentage of adult Americans who use the Internet at work out of boredom or to avoid work, according to a survey by FindLaw.com: 28
Percentage who didn't want to wait until after work: 21
Percentage with better connectivity at work: 13
Value of the U.S. manufacturing sector in 2014, according to annual survey by the U.S. Census Bureau: $5.9 trillion
Value of the manufacturing sector's annual payroll in 2014: $618.9 billion
Source: U.S. Census Bureau.
Percentage of professionals who say they volunteer outside of work, according to a survey by Robert Half: 41
Percentage who say their volunteer work helps improve their effectiveness at the office: 61
Percentage who say their volunteer work helps them expand their network: 57
Percentage who say it helps them to develop new skills: 49
"We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us. -- E.M. Forster, novelist (1879-1970)
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