Harvard, Penn and Stanford lead all MBA programs in entrepreneurial capital raised and number of companies founded that received venture funding, as shown in this horizontal bar chart with data columns. MIT Sloan, Columbia and INSEAD round out the top 5. Data from Pitchbook were compiled in 2019 and include capital raised, number of companies […]
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About David Goldstein
David Goldstein is an expert in building data-driven business charts. As the President of Mekko Graphics, he is responsible for this PowerPoint add-in that is used by the top strategy consultants. David heads Mekko Graphics’ sales and marketing efforts and works closely with the product and customer support teams.
He works with Mekko Graphic’s customers to help them choose the best way to present their data. David has developed webinars, presentations and toolkits to illustrate the best practice for data-driven charting.
David is a former Harvard Business School professor who has spent his entire career helping individuals and organizations find the best way to analyze and present data. As a researcher, he studied how managers use ‘Big Data’ to create and tell stories. He taught Information Technology and Accounting courses at Harvard Business School, IT Management at MIT Sloan, and IT, Business Strategy, Marketing and Organizational Behavior at Boston University.
As the Co-founder and CEO of Knowledge Management Associates (KMA), he led the development of the Mekko Graphics product. In addition, he has worked with professional services clients on multi-million dollar consulting engagements. David successfully pivoted KMA from an application development firm to a SharePoint firm, before focusing on the Mekko Graphics product.
David has been an active member of the Boston chapter of SIM (Society for Information Management) and has served on its Board as a roundtable chair, program chair and marketing chair.
He holds a PhD degree from MIT Sloan, Master’s degrees in Engineering and Applied Mathematics (Computer Science) from Harvard, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics (with a Computer Science minor) from McGill University. He lives and works in the Boston area.
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The top 5 squads in the biggest leagues in European football account for between 50-75% of each league’s total transfer expenditure, as shown in this Marimekko chart. English Premier League teams spent the most with Manchester City's squad costing over 1B euros. Spain's La Liga and France's Ligue 1 were the most top heavy with […]
The Global 100 largest companies distributed 4.2% of their market capitalization in 2018 with tech firms relying more heavily on share buybacks and oil & gas and telecomms relying more on dividends, as shown in this stacked bar chart with data rows. Data comes from the PwC Global Top 100 companies by market capitalisation published […]
US-based football, basketball and baseball teams make up 42 of the top fifty most valuable sports teams, as shown in this Marimekko chart. NFL teams account for half of the top 50. The Dallas Cowboys at $5B are the most valuable sports team, according to Forbes. There are 10 NBA teams in the top 50, led […]
B2B and IT accounted for over 50% of private equity deals in Q2 2019, as shown in the 100% stacked bar chart on the left. The other sectors, in order of number of deals, were healthcare, B2C, financial services, energy and materials and resources. Energy deals were relatively larger. They accounted for 4% of the […]
A smaller percentage of Americans 20-24 have are driving, while a much larger percentage of those 70-74 year are. Federal Highway Administration data for 1994 and 2017 are compared in the cluster bar chart on the left. There was a 93% increase in the number of licensed drivers age 70-74 and just a 15% increase […]
Ethno-nationalists and separatists were responsible for over 60% of the terrorism attacks in the EU in 2018, as shown in these marimekko charts. The UK and France were the primary target countries. 56 of the 129 incidents were ethno-nationalist or separatist incidents that took place in the United Kingdom. Jihadists were responsible for 24 of […]
Mobile internet advertising revenue grew at a 77% annual rate (CAGR) over the past 5 years, while desktop ad revenue CAGR was just 1%. Data for desktop, mobile and total internet as revenue, year over year growth rates in each, and mobile share of total revenue are presented in this stacked bar chart with data […]
The number of ultra-high net worth individuals (UHNWIs) will grow fastest in Europe, Russia and Asia and will lag in North America, as shown in this bar-mekko chart. Europe. North America and Asia have the most individuals with wealth of at least $30M. Data on ultra-high net worth individuals (UHNWIs) is from the Knight Frank […]
Both amount of meat consumption and mix of meat type consumed vary greatly by country with the US consuming over 100 kg per person and India under 4 kg per person, as shown in these bar charts. China's 62 kg per person is 60% pork, while Argentina's 107 kg per person is over 50% beef. […]