Tesla’s market capitalization is over 3 times Toyota’s, even though it produces far fewer cars, as shown in this horizontal bar chart with data column. Sixteen of the top 25 automakers sell over 1 million vehicles annually. These include familiar names like Volkswagen and General Motors. Five sell fewer than 100,000 vehicles per year, including […]
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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.
Driverless car testing accounted for almost 2M miles in California in 2020, as shown in this stacked bar chart. Mileage declined 32% from 2019 after rapid growth from 2015-2019. GM’s Cruise and Waymo are the leaders. The number of autonomous vehicles used for testing also increased from 71 in 2015 to 676 in 2019. The […]
Juventus and Barcelona were the most active when combining football transfer spending and earnings, as shown in this scatter chart. Other very active clubs were AS Monaco, Borussia Dortmund, Chelsea FC, AS Roma, Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid. Manchester City was the biggest net spender with Manchester United close behind. LOSC Lille was the biggest […]
Apple revenue growth of $19.6B was led by a $9.6B increase in iPhone sales and supplemented by strong gains in all other segments, as shown in this waterfall chart. Q1 2020 was the first quarter in which Apple revenue surpassed $100B. The segments with the largest absolute increases were iPhone and services. iPads and wearables […]
English and Mandarin Chinese are the most spoken languages and are both spoken by over 1.1B people, as shown in the horizontal stacked bar chart. The mix of native and non-native speakers varies greatly across the 10 most spoken languages. While only 1/3 of English speakers are native, 82% of those who speak Mandarin Chinese […]
Tesla vehicle production increased 113% per year over the last 5 years, as shown in this stacked bar chart. Growth in 2017 came from increased production of the more expensive models S/X. With the introduction of the less costly models 3/Y, growth continues from 2018-2020. Tesla vehicle production in 2020 surpassed 500,000 with models 3/Y […]
The pandemic reduced the box office to almost $0 in mid-March and it did not recover by year-end, as shown in the line chart. The weekly receipts crept up slowly toward year end, but were still barely above $0. 2020 numbers were down 82% from 2019, as shown in the bar chart below. From 2000-2019, […]
China has lent out 60 giant pandas to 22 zoos, as shown in this Marimekko chart. Twenty-eight of the 60 are in 10 European zoos. Most zoos have 2 or 3 pandas. The zoos with the most pandas are Adventure World in Japan with 6 and Pairi Daiza in Belgium with 5. Chiang Mai Zoo […]
The Blackstone Group, The Carlyle Group and Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. are the top 3 private equity firms, as shown in this horizontal bar chart. Private Equity International ranked the top 25 PE firms based on five years funds raised. Eighteen of the top 25 private equity firm are based in North America, six […]
Almost half of the 1,121 UNESCO World Heritage Sites are in Europe and North America, as shown in this Marimekko chart. UNESCO classifies 78% of the sites as cultural sites and 19% as natural. Some of the more well known sites are: Roman Coliseum, Yellowstone National Park, the Forbidden City, Angkor Wat, Machu Picchu, Serengeti […]
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