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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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.
Disney revenue fell $4.2B or 6% between 2019 and 2020. Changes in customer behavior due to the pandemic played a major role, as shown in this waterfall chart. Parks, experience and products revenue, which includes theme parks and cruise ships, fell $9.7B (37%). Studio entertainment revenue, which includes movies shown in theaters and plays, fell […]
The pandemic shifted Uber revenue mix from ride-hailing to Eats, as shown in this 100% stacked bar chart. While its mobility revenue halved, its delivery revenue grew almost 4-fold and accounted for 40% of the total for Q3 2020. Overall, net adjusted revenue fell 20% from $3.5B to $2.8B when comparing Q3 2019 to Q3 […]
Chick-Fil-A is the leader among quick serve restaurants in sales per unit and is second to Panera in unit growth, as shown in this bubble chart. McDonald’s is by far the revenue leader with almost twice the US sales of #2 Starbuck's. Subway trails its peers with the lowest unit growth and lowest sales per […]
Stanford, Harvard, Berkeley and MIT lead all colleges in entrepreneurial capital raised and number of venture-funded companies founded by their graduates, as shown in this horizontal bar chart with data columns. The list of top companies founded by graduates of these colleges include many familiar names, such as Snap (Stanford), Lyft (Cornell), 23andMe (Yale) and […]
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 […]
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 […]
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