Founded 25 years ago, BlackRock has quickly become not only the world’s largest asset manager ($5.7 trillion under management), but also the dominant leader in the fastest growing investment product; exchange-traded-funds (ETF’s). The company went public in 1999 for $14/share and today BlackRock’s stock trades in the $465/share range. Over the past 5 years, it is up +145%. Separately, a recent Harvard Business Review (HBR) article reported on research dealing with the role of “sense of purpose” in enabling companies to attract top talent and achieve strong results. They single out BlackRock as a prime example.
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What's Holding You Back?
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Seduced By Success
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The Fiefdom Syndrome
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The CEO of Tesla, who is also the Chairman and Co-Founder, is clearly an amazing visionary. The Tesla all-electric car has created a major inflection point in the automobile industry and with every passing day we are seeing more and more momentum shift toward the use of all-electric cars.
Back in 1999, Xerox was the king of the document copying business and had just achieved its peak market value of almost $50 billion. In Asia, Xerox operated with a partner, Fuji, and their copying machines were sold under the name of Fuji Xerox.