CEO chronicles.

Author:Kador, John
Position:IN fact - Chief executive officer

Information begins with facts, which can be assembled to identify trends. Put it all together to derive knowledge. Presenting Chief Executive's Infacts.

  1. Salary Cravath, Swaine & Moore offered to the class of associates that just joined to defer their employment and not work for a year | $80,000

  2. Number of Yale Law School graduates who were headed for Cravath to be first-year associates who accepted this offer | 0

  3. Number of CEOs who left their posts as of November 2009, down 17.6 percent from the 1,361 departures announced through November 2008 | 1,122

  4. Amount that every man, woman and child in the U.S. would receive if the $819 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 were distributed evenly | $2,693.55

  5. Cost per created job, based on the administration's claim of creating or saving 3.4 million jobs | $240,000

  6. Number of months that a worker making the median U.S. income of $40,331 would have to work to recoup that cost | 71

  7. Percentage of their countries' respective GDPs that the U.S. and Chinese recession stimulus packages represent | 6, 13

  8. Portion of China's stimulus spending that will go toward infrastructure projects | 2/5

  9. Average balance of a U.S. 401 (k) account in 1998 | $62,000

  10. Average balance today | $45,000

  11. Number of party fundraisers President Obama has attended since taking office | 26

  12. Number George W. Bush attended during his first year as president | 6

  13. Estimated percentage change since 2007 in the U.S. market for technology to monitor employees and workplaces | +43

  14. Number of its three restaurants in Iceland that McDonald's has closed | 3

  15. Factor by which the total carbon footprint of the average German shepherd exceeds that of the average sports utility vehicle | 2.4

  16. Percentage of American adults who attended at least one arts event in 2008, the lowest level since 1982 when the NEA began conducting the poll | 34.6%

  17. Decline in sales of champagne to the U.S. and Great Britain, respectively, compared with the previous year by volume | -42.8%, -32.8%

  18. Number of bottles of champagne currently held in reserve by local producers | 1,215,000,000

  19. Date on which the 50 millionth synthetic chemical was registered | September 7, 2009

  20. Ratio of registered drug-company lobbyists in Washington, D.C., to every member of Congress | 2:1

  21. Average amount spent on congressional lobbying, per day, by U.S. healthcare companies in 2009 | $1,500,000

  22. Rank of U.S., among 17 developed nations, in the...

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