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18,446,744,073,709,551,615 And Oh So Much More!

By Peter Jeff
The Leadership Mints Guy

Here’s an idea to spark your focus on continued growth.

        Can you read that supersized number ? Neither could I the first time I saw it.  But the more I studied this number, the more intrigued I got. Now I see this string of 20 numbers as THE COMBINATION of sorts to open the lock on leadership thinking. Maybe this combination can help you too unlock even more doors to your strategic thinking prowess.

       Stay with me here, especially if you appreciate the exponential power of –well– exponential power. Turns out that 20 digit number began life as a single digit: the number 1.

      It all began with just one grain of wheat placed on one of the 64 squares of a chess board. Then that grain was doubled and placed on the second square.

  1.      Then those two grains were doubled and placed on the second square.
  2.      Those four grains were doubled again and placed on the third square.
  3.      Those eight grains of wheat were doubled again and put on the fourth square.Well you get the idea. By the 64th square, those two grains of wheat turned into 18 quintillion, 446 quadrillion, 744 trillion, 73 billion, 709 million, 551 thousand and 615 grains of wheat.

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