_____% of men are over 6 feet
14.5% of all men are six feet or over. Even more strikingly, in the general American population, 3.9% of adult men are 6'2" or taller. Among my CEO sample, 30% were 6'2" or taller,"
EVEN THOUGH THE MAJORITY OF COMPANIES AS WELL AS WOMEN WOULD PREFER TALLER MEN, MEN ALSO PREFER SHORTER WOMEN. IT IS WORTH NOTING THAT SHORT MEN TEND TO FIND WOMEN THAT ARE LESS INTELLIGENT AS WELL AS SHORTER?
London used to wear a tie to clean their running noses because there wasn't enough time to take out their handkerchiefs during the middle of a heated argument. But that was back in the Elizabethan era. What is the utility of wearing a necktie now? Sheena Iyengar in the book The Art of Choosing just might have an explanation for it. "Highly attractive people of both sexes earn at least 12% more than their less attractive coworkers. In fact, physical appearance has a greater impact even than job qualifications on whether a person will be hired following a job interview." In fact Malcolm Gladwell in his bestselling book Blink takes this argument to another level. "I polled about half of the companies on the Fortune 500 list, asking each company questions about its CEO. In my sample, I found that on average CEOs were just a shade under six feet. Given that the average American male is 5'9" that means that CEOS, as a group, have about three inches on the rest of their sex. But this statistic actually understates matters. In the U.S. population, about 14.5% of all men are six feet or over. Among CEOS of Fortune 500 companies, that number is 58%. Even more strikingly, in the general American population, 3.9% of adult men are 6'2" or taller. Among my CEO sample, 30% were 6'2" or taller," writes Gladwell.