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A Snapshot of America’s Commercial progress

The ‘Declaration of Independence‘ (and separation from Great Britain) was ratified by the Continental Congress of Philadelphia on July 4th, 1776 – today marks Americas 240th birthday. That’s why this post is dedicated to the largest US corporations: For more than 60 years, since 1955 to be exact, Fortune’ Magazine has produced an annual list of the 500 US corporations …

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Garages of Capitalism

Every new company has to begin somewhere. Why not in a garage?  Here are 5 of the biggest companies in the world, all of which were started in their founders’ garages, followed by an infographic titled ‘Billion Dollar Companies That Started In A Garage’ made by essay-writing-place.com Disney Walt and Roy Disney created their first films in their uncle’s garage in 1923. …

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What Drives Highly Successful People?

Have you ever wondered, what’s the difference between regular guys like you & me and self-made, ultra-successful people? Last night, I stumbled upon an article at inc.com I’d like to share here, because it might give you an answer to this question: Ultra-successful people view life differently from us, and its reflected in how they live, work, save, invest, and give. They …

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Just Switch It Off

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At the end of last month, it became official: The smartphone market has gone flat. The first quarter of 2016 saw the smallest growth ever recorded. Even Apple, which seemed unstoppable, saw sales drop for first time since the iPhone’s launch in 2007. The stock market’s reaction in recent weeks was harsh. Yesterday, Apple shares fell to 90 USD, the lowest …

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The ‘Unknown’ Financier of Apple

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In the first week of April 1976, exactly 40 years ago, an ordinary house at Crist Drive in Los Altos, California, was the starting point of an extra-ordinary journey. Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak built the first 50 ‘Apple I’ personal-computers there.   The rather unusual name for the company had its roots in Steve Jobs fruitarian diet. He had …

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The 10 Best Companies by Reputation in 2016

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Reputation, or the overall quality or character as seen or judged by people in general, is something a company has to work hard on for years, but it can be easy destroyed in days, as the example of Volkswagen’s emission scandal recently demonstrated. Each year, the private ‘Reputation Institute’ (founded 1997) publishes a ranking of the most reputable companies worldwide …

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Ask The Right Questions

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I am pretty sure, the majority of the readers here are using Facebook or Google daily, most probably more than once. I am also convinced, that 99 percent who follow this website have at least visited once a McDonald’s or drinked a Coke. What this has it to do with investing? Well, each time you order a Big Mac or pick …

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A Look Into 2016


Currently, my ‘inbox’ is working overtime while I’m sleeping. Dozens of reports titled ‘outlook for stocks 2016’ or ‘market perspectives 2016’ make their way into my box overnight. The right strategy for 2016 is probably in mind of many investors, so this ‘outlooks’ and ‘perspectives’ are just in time. Before we start to take a look into the markets for …

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Increasingly Important


The marketing-world has just come up with a new way to select promising stocks. Landor, a strategy-company in San Francisco, views an ‘Agile Brand’ as an indicator of strength and financial success. Agile brand? According to Landor’s first ‘Global Agile Brand Study’, there are six qualities, that sets apart the 10 most agile brands from others: adaptive, global, multichannel, open, …

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