Deutschland Up, Global Productivity Down

As my favorite team in the world cup since childhood, Germany has been kicking ass taking name advancing toward the final, they have been  taking down the global work force productivity down though. Courtesy of  the sales intelligence firm, InsideView, their recent study shows we, the work force of the economy have been goofing off at work since June 11th when the World Cup started.  Given the current economy, this is not a good News.

Around 80% of the world’s population has been watching at least some part of the games and will continue until July 11. Around 95 million people watch each match. Of course, not all of us are able to watch the games of our favorite teams on the weekends or after work, so some of us have been sneaking off, calling in sick or otherwise slacking off to watch football.

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About Elias Shams
I have been a serial entrepreneur in telecom and social media space for past 12 years or so. I hold a M.S. degree in Telecommunication Engineering from the George Washington University and a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland. I’ve lived and worked in many countries and cities including London England, Tehran Iran, Bonn Germany, Paris France, Alicante Spain, Delhi India, and my favorite of all Washington, DC of great US of A. Two of the greatest Washington, DC based companies I worked for and very proud of are Yurie Systems which was sold to Lucent in 1998 for $1.23 B and that I founded in 1999. I am currently the founder and awesomizer @

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