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healthcare spending X average life expectancy by country (2011)

Tuesday, December 31, 2013


social networks now mainsteam, used by 73% of U.S. adults

Monday, December 30, 2013


percent of active Twitter accounts by number of followers

Friday, December 20, 2013


alcohol consumption by country (2005)



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bicycle riding in select major cities in Asia and Europe


operating costs per air hour for Boeing 737 models (2006 - 2013)

Wednesday, December 18, 2013


smartphone penetration by region (2008-2017)


prison population rate by country (1992-2012)


estimated Twitter account composition

Monday, December 16, 2013


U.S. jobs gained or lost by industry (2007-2013)

Thursday, December 12, 2013


numver of venture capital investors in $1 billion+ exits (2004 - 2013)

Friday, November 22, 2013


expected job market in 2014 for recent MBA graduates by sector


unemployment rate in San Francisco & New York (2000 - 2013)

Wednesday, November 13, 2013


growth of accountable care organizations (Q4 2010 - Q3 2013)


high earning Americans with college degrees more likely to eat a healthy diet


opinions of privacy by data type and country

Friday, November 8, 2013


U.S. migration patterns (1950 - 2010)


number of U.S. accountable care organizations by quarter (Q4 2010 - Q3 2013)

Tuesday, November 5, 2013


Texas-sized trash island floating northeast of Hawaii towards California


consuming news via Twitter & Facebook

Monday, November 4, 2013


San Francisco office building rental rates vs. NASDAQ Index (1996 - 2013)

Tuesday, October 22, 2013


estimated LTE subscribers (Q1 2012 - Q3 2013)

Saturday, October 19, 2013


the higher the heritability of the cognitive test, the more the test depended on culture


chart suggestions - how to choose the appropriate chart type

Thursday, October 17, 2013


passenger transportation energy by decade (2000 - 2060)

Tuesday, October 15, 2013


U.S. homes sold per month by year (2010 - 2013)


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Medicare benefit payments by service type (2012)


An American 30 year old life vs. a long human life (90 years)

Friday, October 11, 2013


U.S. cash on hand vs. cash at S&P 500 companies


bubble cycle: momentum, delusion, despair, hope, recovery

Tuesday, October 8, 2013


top publishers on Facebook (August 2013)

Thursday, September 26, 2013


U.S. consumer expenditures for 2012

Monday, September 23, 2013


percentage of drivers licenses by state (2011)

Wednesday, September 18, 2013


asset-backed securities issuance by sector


resale value of flagship smartphone models by manufacturer (2010 - 2013)

Thursday, September 12, 2013


ideal, hypotetical San Francisco BART route


cost of operating a vehicle (1950 - 2013) & licensed drivers by age (1984 - 2013)

Friday, September 6, 2013



number of Hispanic Spanish speakers in the U.S. (1980 - 2020)

Thursday, September 5, 2013


cumulative capital investment by cloud vendor (2005 - 2013)

Tuesday, September 3, 2013


purchasing power: advanced vs. emerging & developing economics (1980 - 2013)

Wednesday, August 28, 2013


number of accountable care organizations (Q4 2010 - Q3 2013)


5 digital trends by companies that use it ... from McKinsey

Friday, August 23, 2013


great gatsby curve - intergenerational earnigns elasticity / inequality

Thursday, August 22, 2013


tech startup density by metro (2010) & change in employment at new firms (1980 - 2010)

Friday, August 16, 2013



average NFL franchise value (2000 - 2013)


paid television subscribers (2009 - 2013) & pay TV vs. Netflix (2008 - 2013)



hospital mergers and acquisitions: for-profit vs. nonprofit buyers (2005 - 2013)

Wednesday, August 14, 2013



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