The number and value of IPOs declined by over 30% worldwide in Q2 20, as shown in these two stacked bar charts. Covid-19 IPO impact was felt across the three regions tracked by the EY Global IPO Trends Q2 2020 Report. The largest declines were in EMEIA (Europe, Middle East, India and Africa) where the […]
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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.
International airline arrivals fell 56% worldwide from Jan-May 2020, as shown in this bar-mekko chart. Covid-19 tourism faced the largest decline in Asia-Pacific and Europe, where international arrivals fell 60% and 58% respectively. These were also the regions with the most international arrivals in 2019. There were 361 million in Asia-Pacific and 746 million in […]
Microsoft, Amazon and Google each reported significant growth in quarterly cloud revenue, as shown in these bar charts that are based on company data for the quarter ending June 30, 2020. Year over year growth rates were 17% for Microsoft's Intelligent Cloud segment, 29% for Amazon Web Services and 43% for Google Cloud. Microsoft's cloud […]
Roger Federer, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi all topped $100M in income, as shown in this horizontal bar chart with data column. Six basketball players were among the top 20. The data are from the Forbes 2020 list of highest-paid athletes. Some athletes received over 95% of their earnings from endorsements, including Federer and Tiger […]
The number of electric cars has grown at 80% annually over the decade to reach 7 million in 2019, as shown in this stacked bar chart with growth line and CAGR column. Two-thirds of the electric cars are in the US and China. Data are from International Energy Agency Global EV Outlook 2020. The IEA […]
The US is the most expensive and India the least when buying a 1 GB mobile data plan among the 25 largest countries, as shown in this horizontal bar chart. The mobile data price range is quite large with the average cost in the US of $8.00 and in India of $.09. Data are from […]
Over 70% of the $25B wine exports are from Europe with 47% from France and Italy, as shown in this Marimekko chart. The other large European exporters are Spain, Germany, Portugal and the UK. Australia and Chile are the largest non-European exporters, followed by the US, New Zealand, Argentina and South Africa. Data are from […]
Apple’s revenue from services is growing faster than its product revenue. Services revenue has reached $50B, which is 19% of total, as shown in this line and stacked bar chart. Apple's total revenue for the 12 months ending in Q2 2020 was $268B. Products accounted for 81% or $218B and services the other 19% and […]
There is a significant wealth gap between black and white households in the US. Black households have 153% lower median net worth and 26% lower income than white households. They are also less likely to own a home, business and stock, as shown in these cluster bar charts with bar comparison lines. Data on net […]
Private sector employment decreased by 2.8M jobs or 3% in May. The decline in April was much steeper with 19.6M jobs lost. Data for the two months are combined into this waterfall chart that is based on the ADP National Employment Report. The leisure and hospitality sector was hit hardest in March. It lost 7.7 […]
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