It’s almost 4 times more expensive to getaway to Milan for a weekend than to getaway to Istanbul, as shown in this horizontal bar chart. Data from Deutsche Bank's Mapping the World's Prices 2019 report indicate that the cost of a weekend getaway to Milan is $2,706, to New York City is $1,631 and to […]
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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.
Entries by David Goldstein
While revenue from baggage fees increased by $1.3B among the top 6 US carriers from 2010-2018, most of the additional revenue went to just 3, as shown in this stacked bar chart. Baggage revenue was close to flat for American, United and Delta--the three largest carriers. It was up between 24% and 29% per year […]
Oranges make up over 60% of the citrus produced in the US, as shown in this Marimekko chart. Farmers in California and Florida are the principal suppliers of most types of citrus fruit. Jointly, they supply almost all the oranges. California alone supplies almost all the lemons, tangerines, mandarins and tangelos. Grapefruit are supplied almost […]
Amazon's sales were up just 17% but net income reached its highest level ever, up 119% over Q1 2018, as shown in the top 2 bar charts. Profit margin was just 6% as shown in the cascade/waterfall chart. Profits were up significantly for AWS and North America, as shown in the 100% stacked bar chart. […]
Ultra-high net worth individuals (UHNWIs) in Latin America and Asia are most likely to purchase new homes in or outside their home country in 2019, as shown in this bubble chart. On average 18% of the UHNWIs plan to purchase a home in their country of residence and 22% outside their country of residence in […]
Led by Stripe, payments is the largest category among the Forbes 50 Most Innovative Fintech Companies in 2019, as shown in this Marimekko chart. Credit Karma is the largest of the Forbes 50 with a $869M market capitalization, leading the personal finance category. Other large fintechs on the list are Robinhood ($539M market cap in […]
While the largest yogurt categories are shrinking, Icelandic and nondairy varieties are experiencing double-digit growth, as shown in this bar mekko chart. Greek and traditional make up 45% and 42% of the market are shrinking at 4% per year. Icelandic and nondairy yogurts account for around 2% of the market each, but are growing at […]
Emissions were up 1.7% with the largest increases in China, US and India as shown in the top cascade chart. Emissions were down in Europe and slightly up in the rest of the world. Economic growth was counterbalanced somewhat by energy efficiency and other technology changes, as shown in the bottom chart. The largest reductions […]
The average US household has income of $73,574 and spends $53,708, with the rest going to taxes and savings, as shown in this 100% stacked bar chart. Housing-related costs (including utilities) account for about 27% of spending. Vehicle costs, including gas and insurance, account for 17%. Fourteen percent of spending is on food with 8% […]
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 […]