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  • Research shows height may be predictor of financial success

    Research shows height may be predictor of financial success

    By Rob Meyer for McCombs Today
    Rob Meyer for McCombs Today
    Published: Dec. 15, 2009

    “In the U.S. population, about 14.5 percent of all men are six feet or over. Among CEOs of Fortune 500 companies, that number is 58 percent.” The CEO phenomenon suggests that people favor tall people. And research has shown that in general tall people, well, have better lives.

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      Sharelord review said on April 16, 2011 at 2:00 a.m.
      Good job.. According to me you made some very good points in your post Its really informative..
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      Gordon said on Oct. 4, 2010 at 2:32 p.m.
      It is very interesting how you combined reports and statistical data about how certain behavior correlates to tall people. I am 6,2 feet and I was really overjoyed to find out that 58% of fortune 500 CEO's are over 6 feet. Later when you wrote about money management I thought, just don't tell me the study shown that we are good with money, but the study shows that tall people are more risk takers when it comes to dealing with money. That's just like me. It makes me wonder if there is any actual free will on our part or our core behavior is pre-written in our genetic material? Anyhow I really enjoyed reading this article. It got me interested into, the term I first read today, "micro-level behavior". This is as close as you can get to Socrates famous "Know thyself" life philosophy
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