Slumps in Profit
Jack Bankcorrupt, the manager of a thriving company with the name "Imminent Bust", is at his wit's end, a "place" where he lingers quite often. He can't look at the diagram depicting the turnover for the last six years. Instead of pointing continually upwards, there is even an ugly dent in the year 2003. He wants to present their company in a flawless way.
After "Foul Business Behaviour Ltd." went bankrupt Mr. Lovetolie and Dr. Packoflies the famous frauds in statical matters were looking for a new sphere of activity. Jack hired them on the spot and hopes that his two new top experts can help him out of the fix.
For two imposters like Mr. Lovetolie and Dr. Packoflies this is an easy exercise. They advise Jack Bankcorrupt not to publish any diagrams.
They suggest the following press reslease: "Imminent Bust had to put up with slumps in saless of nearly 51 % from 2000 to 2003. But these losses have been successfully overcompensated in the following years, i.e. the turnover was increased by 62.5 %"
You got the trick? Yeah, the base for the two percentages have been different.