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    20 Fun Facts about the Inc. 500 Leaders

    by Kristi Shoemaker / September 5, 2011

    Our friend, Dharmesh Shah of HubSpot, recently posted a blog article about the Inc. 500. We  thought our readers might also enjoy these fun and fascinating facts about the Inc. 500.  See how you compare!  Inc 500

    CLICK HERE to download HubSpot's blog post.

    Unless otherwise stated, these numbers are for the 2011 list

    1) The Inc. 500 list started in 1981, 30 years ago 

    2) Aggregate revenue of the Inc. 500: $10.5 billion

    3) 73% of the Inc. 500 use Twitter 

    4) Only 9% of the #inc500 don't use social media 

    5) Washington DC has the most #inc500 companies - 50 

    6) 21% of the #inc500 were born outside the U.S. 

    7) Median revenue of the #inc500 companies was $10.7 million 

    8) Median number of employees for the #inc500 was 51 

    9) 45% of the #inc500 eat breakfast every day 

    10) 87% of the #inc500 drive to work 

    11) 15% of the #inc500 plan to take their company public 

    12) Only 11% of the #inc500 CEOs are women.  

    13) 44% of the #inc500 do business oversears 

    14) 40% of the #inc500 CEOs had an entrepreneurial parent

    15) Microsoft, Oracle, SAS, Paychex, eTrade and Intuit have all been on the #inc500 

    16) 21% of the #inc500 CEOs were born outside the U.S. 

    17) Average wake-up time of an #inc500 CEO: 6:15 a.m. 

    18) Average bed-time of an #inc500 CEP: 10:30 pm 

    19) Fastest growth since their debut on the #inc500: Zappos 

    20) 70% of #inc500 CEOs would choose flight as their super-power. 30% invisibility.

    Here are a few fun facts about EcSELL Institute's leader, Bill Eckstrom.Bill Eckstrom EcSELL Institute president

    1. Favorite music is classic rock

    2. Loves to hunt and be outdoors. In fact he seems to have a grasp on mother nature and what she is saying and how nature is responding.

    3. His favorite book is Centennial

    4. You can find him at a local coffee shop, before most people are up, preparing for the day ahead.

    5. He started EcSELL Institute because, as a VP Sales in a previous organization, he was not able to find any quality development programs and education specific to sales management. He recognized this need and set out to fill the void.  Today EcSELL Institute is the leader in helping Senior Sales Managers build their sales coaching, leadership, and management skills.





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    Kristi Shoemaker

    Kristi Shoemaker

    Kristi is a marketing communications and public relations expert with over 30+ years of experience in a variety of industries. She was an integral part of EcSell's go-to-market strategy and execution from 2008 - 2012. Kristi enjoys taking a holistic approach by integrating all the key marketing disciplines to create synergies that generate maximum results. She is currently the president of KLS Consulting in Lincoln, Nebraska.

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