Century in which the world's longest running litigation ("Pleitos Colombinos," or the Columbian Lawsuits) was initiated, according to the Voelker Litigation Group: 16th
Percentage that King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella of Spain agreed in writing to give Christopher Columbus and his heirs (in addition to promised land grants, extravagant titles and untold potential powers in the New World) of all the wealth he discovered and claimed for the crown on his voyages made on their behalf: 10
Value of this contract in today's currency, making the Columbus family one of -- if not the -- wealthiest in recorded history: $100 trillion
Source: Voelker Litigation Group.
Percentage of employees who said their personal principal driver at work was pay/financial rewards, according to the Pew Research Center: 3
Percentage who cited that their primary driver was work that has purpose and meaning: 73
Percentage of executives who agreed that there is a long-term financial benefit to companies that make strong commitments to purpose-driven leadership, according to a Korn Ferry survey: 70
Source: Korn/Ferry International.
Estimated number of Americans who would be "very likely" to volunteer for a potential mission to Mars in the next 10 years, according to an Ipsos poll: 30 million
Source: Ipsos Public Affairs.
Percentage of managers who say mobile technology makes it hard to switch off from work, according to CMI's Quality of Working Life report: 61
As a solution, percentage of managers who want their organization to restrict out-of-hours access to work email: 39
Source: Global Wellness Institute.
Year that a student manager at Cumberland College of Lebanon, Tennessee, which had dropped its football team after 1915, gathered a makeshift team of fraternity brothers to take the field against Georgia Tech to avoid Cumberland having to pay a significant fine for not showing up, according to the U.S. Census Bureau: 1916
Number of first downs registered: 0
Final score in a Georgia Tech victory and college football's greatest rout: 222-0
Today, of the nearly 4,700 colleges and universities across the nation, number that have football programs rather more prepared than Cumberland 100 years ago: 770
Source: U.S. Census Bureau.
Percentage of all working parents who say that balancing work and family is difficult, according to the Pew Research Center: 56
Among working mothers, percentage who report that being a parent has made it harder for them to advance in their careers: 41
Percentage of working fathers who say the same: 20
Source: Pew Research Center for the People and the Press.
Percentage of consumers who want to set good examples for their families by eating healthier, according to a Nielsen survey: 41
Regardless of price, percentage of consumers who are willing to pay more if it equals a healthier choice: 55
Source: Nielsen Insights.
Percentage of Americans, and nearly all millennial parents (92 percent), who feel that K-12 public school students should be able to choose tuition-free online learning options to meet a student's learning needs, according to research by Connections Education: 76
Percentage of millennial parents who have or know a child in online public school: 35
Percentage of millennial parents who agree that online schools have the potential to personalize education: 81
Percentage of millennial parents who are supportive of alternative approaches to education: 77
Source: Connections Education.
Projected total U.S. retail sales of natural and organic foods and beverages through all retail channels by the end of 2016, an 11 percent gain over 2015 sales and 32 percent higher than sales five years earlier, according to Packaged Facts: $69 billion
Projected percentage growth in the retail market for natural and organic foods and beverages between 2016 and 2021: 70
Source: Packaged Facts.
Percentage of organizations who report having a data breach response plan (up from 61 percent in 2013), according to the Ponemon Institute's Fourth Annual Data Breach Preparedness study: 86
Percentage of organizations who are confident in their ability to minimize the financial and reputational consequences of a material data breach: 27
"Would the boy you were be proud of the man you are?" -- Laurence J. Peter, educator and author
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