The presidential candidates spend over $1.4M on Facebook and Google for the week of March 3-10, 2019. President Trump outspent his challengers, as shown in this Marimekko chart. His campaign accounted for about 40% of the total Facebook spend and 2/3 of the total Google spend. Spending data was compiled by Bully Pulpit Interactive. Most candidates followed […]
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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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Two-thirds of high-speed rail track is in China, as shown in this Marimekko chart. USA and Europe lag behind with just 1.6% and 19.7%, respectively. Data are provided by UIC, The Worldwide Railway Organization. High-speed rail in Asia includes China's 31,043km, Japan's 3,041km, 887km in South Korea, 594km in Turkey, 453km in Saudi Arabia and […]
Sleep and leisure activities take up most of a teenager’s day as shown in the Marimekko chart below left. Boys spend more time on screens and in class, while girls spend more time on homework and grooming, as shown in the bar chart on the right. Data on U.S. teenagers are from Pew Research. Teenagers […]
The iPhone contributes 62% of Apple’s sales, as shown in the first bar of this 100% stacked bar chart. Services account for 13%, which is higher than Macs, iPads or other products. Data are for Q1 2019 and are from the company's financial statements. Among regions, Americas accounted for 44% of Apple's $84B net sales, […]
Less than a quarter of the adults in India own a smartphone, while another 40% own mobile phones, as shown in this bar mekko chart. Smartphone and mobile phone penetration is higher in other emerging economies. Data are from a Pew Research survey. Among the six large emerging economies in the bar mekko chart, smartphone […]
While there are over 300 unicorns, there are only 20 decacorns. These private companies with valuations of $10 billion or more are grouped by country and shown in this Marimekko chart. Data for this chart come from CB Insights and were computed on January 23, 2019. Twelve of the decacorns are from the US. They […]
Just under half of the 83 Nobel laureates in economics came from 6 U.S. universities, as shown in this Marimekko chart. University of Chicago led all other organizations with 12 of the 83 economics Nobel laureates. University of California, Harvard, Princeton, MIT and Columbia rounded out the top 6. 22 laureates (29%) came from other […]
The 2018 nominees, led by Black Panther, had more than double the revenue of the 2017 cohort, as shown in this stacked bar chart. Three 2018 nominees were among the top 4 in pre-nomination box office revenue for all nominees between 2014 and 2018. The pre-nomination box office for best picture nominees or 2014-2018 are […]
Funding of US VC-backed start-ups reached almost $100B in 2018, up from $76B in 2017, as shown in these bar charts. While the number of deals funded fell by 5%, the average deal size increased 37%. Data are from the PwC/CB Insights MoneyTree Report for Q4 2018. Funding showed a steady increase from 2014-2018, going […]
Ride-hailing services are more widely used by younger, better educated and higher income Americans, as shown in this 100% stacked bar chart. Overall 36% of Americans say they have used a ride-hailing service. If they are under 30, a college grad or earn over $75k, the percentage increases to over 50%, according to data from […]
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