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Money Buzz 04/02

How number-crunching could predict business success, a solution to low-worth stock options, and the value of "Patriot Bonds"

This story appears in the April 2002 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

Data Delirium

Could you be growing faster if you spent more time crunching numbers? The answer: maybe. According to a November 2001 PricewaterhouseCoopers survey, one-third of CEOs of fast-growth companies say they don't spend enough time reviewing indicators such as cash flow and total company sales. The 9 percent who do spend too much time on the numbers also spend 16 percent more time on the job-and their businesses have grown twice as fast over the past five years.

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