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Source: Column 5

Category: Data Analysis, Economy

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5 Responses to “Sweet Spots: Startup Hubs Across the U.S.”

  1. constantnormal says:

    THOU SHALT NEVER, EVER PRESENT A CHART OF PERCENTAGE GROWTH WITHOUT AN ACCOMPANYING CHART SHOWING THE CORRESPONDING LEVELS OF ABSOLUTE MAGNITUDE, PRESENTED AT AN EQUAL LEVEL OF PROMINENCE …

    OK, so I dig down to the bar charts, and add up the 2005 bars for the areas lumpoed together as The South, and come up with the following sums:

    2005: $2.296 B
    2010: $2.230 B

    Not only did the area identified as “The South” fail to increase its startup funding by 3,750%, it failed to increase its startup funding AT ALL … shrinking over the five year span.

    Am I making this more difficult than it really is?

    How many people look at that initial chart, and widen their eyes and run off to tell the next gullible fool what they have observed?

    And no, I have not clicked through to the original article. I’ve seen enough to rule out that use of my time.

  2. Non Sequor says:

    Preach it, Brother constantnormal!

  3. SivBum says:

    constantnormal,

    Believe that the author’s South was South Central:
    2005: $2mil
    2010: $77mil
    gain of 75mil/2mil or 3750% as shown.

    Of course, 1,000,000% gain of nothing means little to write home about.

  4. Chad says:

    Completely agree with the others. The map diagram/graph is a joke. Whoever created it might as well have made up numbers and put them on the map. This almost seems like something a political candidate would have created.

    On top of the poor map graph, the morons who made this switched around the names along the bar graph at the bottom (LA/Orange and North Central are switched). Why make it harder to compare 2005 to 2010? Just plain stupid.

    This graph isn’t good enough to be on the Big Picture Barry.

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