What makes 100%? What does it mean to give more than 100%? Ever wonder about those people who say they are giving more than 100%? We have all been to those meetings where someone wants you to give over 100%. How about achieving 103%? What makes up 100% in life?

To consider these questions mathematically, let use represent the alphabet numerically by identifying sequence of letters (A,B,C,...,X,Y,Z) with the percentages (1%,2%,3%,...,24%,25%,26%).


H-A-R-D-W-O-R-K = (8+1+18+4+23+15+18+11)% = 98%


K-N-O-W-L-E-D-G-E = (11+14+15+23+12+5+4+7+5)% = 96%.


A-T-T-I-T-U-D-E = (1+20+20+9+20+21+4+5)% = 100%


B-U-L-L-S-H-I-T = (2+21+12+12+19+8+9+20)% = 103%.

And just look how far ass kissing will take you:

A-S-S-K-I-S-S-I-N-G = (1+19+19+11+9+19+19+9+14+7) = 118%

So, one can conclude with mathematical certainty that while hard work or knowledge will get you close to 100%, and attitude will get you there, it's the bullshit and ass kissing that will put you over the top.