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What is a Market Map?

A market map provides an overview of a market in a single chart. Often the term "market map" is used interchangeably with its chart type, the marimekko chart. The market map is one of the charts preferred by strategy consultants and it is featured in 10 Strategy Charts, a guide for strategy professionals. In the […]

Top 10 Airline Routes

Airline industry revenue data for 2019 showed the Top 10 airline routes (based on revenue) by airline. British Airways' New York (JFK) to London (LHR) route was the largest by revenue and was the only route to exceed $1B. Nine of the Top 10 routes actually posted revenue declines on a year over year basis. […]

Air Conditioning Around the World

The scorching summer in the Northern Hemisphere has left many with a renewed appreciation for air conditioning.  June was the hottest June on record, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Temperatures in France reached all-time highs and other cities in North America, Europe and Asia experienced record heat waves in both June […]

Top Genre Artists in US Music

The top 5 R&B/Hip Hop artists had the highest sales, but Ariana Grande was the top selling artist. In Pop, Country and Latin, the leading artist also had the top song for the genre. Data is for the first 24 weeks of 2019 from Nielsen's Mid-Year US Music Report. It is interesting to see the […]

High-Income American Women

There were nearly 72,000 women in the US who reported income of more than $500K to the IRS in 2016. That number has grown at 13% per year since 2009. The highest income segment (wages of $5M+) has grown at 28% over the same time period.  By comparison, there were 405,000 high-income men in 2016. […]