I was chatting with my wife today. She used to be an agent for a well-known insurance company in Taiwan, selling health insurance, and term life insurance. It always amuses me how she managed to do that job! Her numeracy skills aren’t the best, and so much of that job requires an understanding of the commission rates, premiums, life expectancies…. She laughed yesterday when I pointed out something so simple that she didn’t calculate. I guess some people just do not have a ‘head for’ numbers. She’s not interested in the numbers side of things… it makes running a business quite hard!