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Who is the most impressive on Twitter?

Since the first tweet over ten years ago, who dominates the platform today? We rank followers, tweets, sentiment, reach and more. Eleven years ago this week, the first tweet was sent. Since then, Twitter has…

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The 2016 fiction book you should read

Comparing last year's most critically well-received books to one of the year's bestsellers, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. A December ritual is the publication of “best of” lists (we wrote one, too!). Han…

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Is the Empire Strikes Back still the best Star Wars movie?

An update to last year's Star Wars ranking chart, this year, including lightsaber battles. To mark last year’s release of Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens, we ranked each Star Wars movie to see which…

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November in review: Pellucid's Fix The Pitch

Avoiding badly labeled histograms, adopting micro-content, a probability cheat sheet, and the Kevin Bacon of the art world. November didn’t go how many people expected. The impact of the election is still bei…

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October in review: Pellucid's Fix The Pitch

"Smart creatives", labeling data vs. labeling axes, the NBA, and horrror movie villians. Here's what you may have missed in October. There’s been a lot of big stories this month: the Cubs finally made it to…

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Ranking Chart: Who is the best horror movie villain?

Which movie franchise can claim the best villain? We rank body count, weapon, scariness and more. For horror movies, everything rests on the depravity of the villain. From centuries-old demons, to psychopathi…

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September in Review

Updating share price charts, how to land a summer job at Goldman Sachs, why bankers should hold after-action reviews, pitchbook content inspiration and more. September at Pellucid. There are less than 40 days…

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Does the September poll leader usually win the presidential election?

How often does September's poll leader become the next White House resident? It's just over 40 days until the presidential election. Awareness of the two candidates is reaching its peak (as is media saturatio…

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Ranking Chart: SNL cast members

There have been over 140 Saturday Night Live cast members. 16 have appeared in eight or more seasons. Who are they and how do they compare? Saturday Night Live will soon begin its 42nd season. Iconic for its…

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August in review: Pellucid's Fix The Pitch

Expanding your pitchbook content repertoire, a reason to brush up your people skills, what "alpha" really means, and how to read more books. We’ve been borrowing best practices from design and applying them t…

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Ranking Chart: Brooklyn neighborhoods

The L train's closure will cut off easy access to Williamsburg. Where should you go instead? In 2019, New York City’s L subway line will be closed for 18 months for repairs, effectively cutting off easy acce…

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July in review: Pellucid's Fix The Pitch

Why you should attend your company happy hour, the genealogy of popular music, inspirational pitchbook content, and the importance of Liar's Poker. Maybe it’s something in the air, but there were a few excell…

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Ranking Chart: The 13 Original Colonies

Since the first Independence Day almost a quarter of a century ago, how have the original 13 colonies changed? Ranked for population, size, and more. After some boundary adjustment and name updates, the 13 or…

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June in review: Pellucid's Fix The Pitch

Banks shaking up their recruitment methods, movie reboots, and why running five minutes late may cost you a seat at the table. In June, more banks announced changes to try and retain and attract junior banker…

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Ranking Chart: Movie reboots

How do movie reboots from 2015, 2016, and 2017 compare to the original version? Ranking actual and predicted success. Next month the new Ghostbusters movie, the latest in a string of remakes, reboots, and lon…

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May in review: Pellucid's Fix The Pitch

The end of the school year means graduation speeches and interns flocking to Wall Street. Here's May from Fix The Pitch. End of the school year means graduation time, and thousands of interns getting pumped f…

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How have commencement addresses changed?

We chart the industries of commencement speakers over time to see how they have changed. Over the coming weeks, nearly two million students will graduate from college. Integral to the celebration is a commenc…

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April in review: Pellucid's Fix The Pitch

Speculation and intrigue in April. Is John Snow dead? Who will the running mates be? And how to fix the junior banker problem. April was a month of speculation and intrigue in the Pellucid offices. Is John Sn…

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Ranking Chart: The best city for investment bankers

When you actually get to leave the office, which is the best finance city to live in? New York vs. London? Beijing vs. Hong Kong? Zurich vs. Frankfurt? Each city has its own unique appeal for bankers, with op…

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March in review: Pellucid's Fix The Pitch

We hope your first quarter has been as productive as ours. If not, here are a selection of stories from the Pellucid team to fix that. The first quarter of 2016 is over! We hope your year has been as producti…

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March Madness predictions: Kansas most likely to win

We used a statistical model to predict the outcome of a matchup between any two Division I teams. March is here, and flowers are blooming; so too are the hopes and dreams of fans of the 68 schools participati…

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February in review: Pellucid's Fix The Pitch

In case you spent February hibernating from the polar vortex and umpteen award shows, here are a selection of stories you missed. In case you spent February hibernating to avoid the polar vortex and umpteen a…

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What is the most productive month of the year?

Looking at box office stats, Facebook traffic, and Google searches to see when we are at our most productive. We’re about five weeks into 2016. The holiday lethargy has been shaken off, school summer vacation…

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Ranking Chart: Performance of oldest companies listed on NYSE

We rank the performance of some of the oldest companies listed on NYSE. At this week's World Economic Forum, corporate, political, and cultural leaders will be talking about the Fourth Industrial Revolution…

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Ranking Chart: Who is most likely to win Super Bowl 50?

We think it will be a match-up between the Carolina Panthers and the Denver Broncos. See why. The holiday season is over, which in my opinion, means the actual most wonderful time of the year is here. The NFL…

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At which U.S. airport are you most likely to get stuck?

We ranked 13 U.S. airports by traffic, snow, and average delays to see which is most likely to give the winter woes. Traveling over the holidays is a well-documented nightmare. Bad weather and over-booked f…

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Rankings Chart: Which is the best Star Wars movie?

The first six movies ranked by ratings, box office, and awards to see which could be called "the best." A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away… It is a period of anticipation. A new Star Wars movie, the se…

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