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 […]
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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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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 […]
The Covid pandemic ended the season in France’s Ligue 1 and extended the season in other top European football leagues well into their summer breaks, as shown in this Gantt chart. All five top European football leagues started their 2019-20 fixtures between the 9th and 24th of August and all stopped playing between the 8th […]
For most states, the majority of Covid-19 deaths were in long-term care facilities, as shown in this horizontal bar chart. For the country as a whole, 42% of all Covid-19 deaths were in long-term care facilities. Minnesota's 635 Covid deaths in long-term care were 81% of the state's total Covid deaths. Rhode Island, New Hampshire […]
Covid-19 has affected Black Americans more than other racial groups, as shown in this 100% stacked bar chart. While Blacks make up 12.5% of the US population and 18.2% in places where Covid-19 deaths are occurring, they account for 22.4% of deaths. Data are from the National Center for Health Statistics and were reported in […]
Private sector employment decreased by over 20 million jobs or 16% between March and April, as shown in this waterfall chart. March employment was 129 million jobs according to the ADP National Employment Report. April employment fell to 109 million. The leisure and hospitality sector was hit hardest. It lost 8.6 million jobs, which was […]
Tech giants lost $1.28T in value in a little over one month and then gained it all back, as shown in this cluster bar chart with bar comparison lines and data column. Microsoft, Apple, Google and Facebook lost 24%, 28%, 29% and 30% respectively. Amazon fared the best among the tech giants, losing only 9% […]
WHO contributions are evenly split among the Americas, Europe and Asia. The Americas contributed $164M or 34% of the 2020 WHO budget. Europe and Asia followed with $156M (32%) and $150M (31%), respectively. Countries in Oceania and Africa in total contributed 3% to the World Health Organization. Among individual countries, the US is the largest […]
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