Sales and income taxes account for almost 9 out of every 10 of the over $1T in state tax raised, as shown in this Marimekko chart. General sales taxes make up $317B or 31% of the total taxes paid to states. Specialized taxes, including motor fuel, insurance premium and tobacco taxes make up the another […]
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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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Sports stars dominate the list of top Instagram earners, as shown in this horizontal bar chart. Football (soccer) players Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi earned $47.8M and $23.3M, respectively. Other footballers in the top 20 were David Beckham, Neymar Jr., Zlatan Ibrahimovic, and Gareth Bale. Celebrities Kendall and Kylie Jenner, Selena Gomez, Khloe Kardashian and […]
Americans prefer their coffee and toast light, eggs scrambled and bacon very crispy, as shown in this 100% stacked bar chart. The survey of breakfast preferences was conducted by YouGov. The 100% stacked bar chart can show a profile of several different products or companies in a single chart. In this case each breakfast food […]
Ten countries account for 60% of air travel emissions, as shown in this Marimekko chart. Travel within and from the United States account for 24% and travel from and within China account for another 13%. 41% of air travel emissions are from domestic and 59% from international flights. Domestic flights account for over half of […]
Giants versus Dodgers and Red Sox versus Yankees are the top 2 baseball rivalries, as shown in the sports rivalries stacked bar chart on the left. Lakers/Celtics, Falcons/Saints, Penguins/Flyers and Arizona/Arizona State are the top rivalries in NBA, NFL, NHL and NCAAF. Two notable unbalanced rivalries are Boston College/Notre Dame ad Sacramento Kings/LA Lakers, as […]
There were 5% fewer billionaires and total billionaire wealth declined 7% from 2017 to 2018, as shown in these stacked bar charts. The decline in the number of billionaires was greatest in Asia, shrinking from 784 to 677 (14%) and their total wealth went from $2.4T to $2.2T (9%). The number of billionaires went from […]
While cigarettes account for 87% of the $817B nicotine product sales, they are growing worldwide at just .5% per year. The $12B heated tobacco and the $16B vaping categories are growing much more rapidly. Nicotine product sales worldwide are displayed in these two 100% stacked bars with data columns added for three year growth rate […]
The 100 largest companies are concentrated in the US and China. 69 of the companies that comprise 78% of the value are in those two countries, as shown in this build-up cascade chart with data rows. The 54 Global 100 companies based in the US account for 63% of the total market cap and the 15 […]
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 […]
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 […]