Are numbers important? The way I see it, sometimes, you will just have to go and ask her for it assertively. As Wayne Gretzky once said, “You miss one hundred percent of the shots you don’t take.” No wait… that is not the number I am talking about. So let’s start this paragraph over again. Are numbers important? Of course they are. At the same time, we must understand numbers do not necessarily tell the whole story. Remember when people thought higher clock speeds always meant faster processors, more megapixels meant better camera picture quality, and more watts meant better sounding speakers? (Okay, maybe some of these still apply today, but you get the idea.) But just because numbers do not tell the whole story, does not mean they do not tell at least a part of the story.