Problem with the 5% 

15 Jan

I have a golden rule for policy making

Solve for the 95%, not for the 5%

Look around you.

Most rules and policies are drafted to curb the 5% that deviate. Not to acknowledge the 95% that adhere.

No car blinds for the 5% rapists 

Punch cards for the 5% free loaders 

25 yrs drinking limits for the 5% that can’t control 

Daily reviews for the 5% that can’t self manage

Bell curve for the 5% that don’t fit in


And it’s obvious why that’s the case

It’s the 5% that create the most chaos

They make the most noise

They destroy the most

They seek the most attention

They get the most attention
The 5% will make themselves visible come what may. The hard work then is to make the 95% visible.

Don’t let the 5% takeover

5 Responses to Problem with the 5% 


Tarun Kumar

January 15th, 2016 at 10:07 am

Detecting who falls in this 5% is itself a hard task. These 5% perform very well in interviews. These people are extrovert in nature and have very good communication skills. How do you detect them ?



January 15th, 2016 at 10:33 am

The ones making the most noise will be the 5% – easiest to detect :)


Rajat Soni

January 17th, 2016 at 11:06 am

That is so true !


Ayush Garg

January 22nd, 2016 at 3:40 pm

Just wondering how much stress will be lifted from the earth if every employer followed this golden rule! And the happiness would soar!



March 7th, 2016 at 8:12 pm

Wow. So true. And in a way, the media also concentrates on the 5% of the dirt. And then, we perceive it to be for the average general public.

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