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The Art of Being Brilliant: Transform Your Life by Doing What Works For You by Andy Whittaker, Andy Cope

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Chapter 3

Some of the People, Some of the Time

In which we count down to death, get addicted to bad news and curse the dastardly British summer. Michelle has a baby and we learn why positive thinking has such a bad name. Oh, and we sneak in the most unacademic phrase in the world ever... ‘willy nilly’!

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It was Benjamin Disraeli who originally said, ‘Lies, damn lies and statistics’. Apparently 86.72% of all statistics are made up on the spot. And you can twist statistics to make anything seem true. Here’s one. Fact: men with pierced ears make ...

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