It is said that when Guglielmo Marconi attempted to use maths to work out the number of radio relay stations needed to cover Earth he deduced 5.83; or the amount of steps everyone on earth is apart.  Other experiments followed and the 6 steps theory was born and continues.

The 6 degrees have been discussed a lot, of late, by Step-Up Finance, with regard to finance.  We were therefore delighted to learn that a programme had been made about it  but disappointed that we didn’t see it (iPlayer if we’re lucky – for the next few days only) Meanwhile we’ll carry on looking at financial organisations and their 6 degrees of separation……. although with the shrinking economy it might need to be changed to 5 degrees.