From a business perspective, the past 12 months have been about as wild as anyone could have imagined. The dreaded pandemic, and the constant CDC alarms, led the consumer to be fearful of doing anything. This has caused major disruption and risk of survival in many industries. Let’s take a look at some of the […]
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Over the past ten years, Pfizer’s annual revenue dropped from $61 billion to $42 billion in 2020, due primarily to divesting consumer healthcare and key drugs going off-patent (e.g., Viagra and Lyrica). During this period, total operating costs were cut accordingly from $31 billion to $23 billion, which included R&D spending going from $8 to […]
Social media antitrust challenges, interest rate increases, and wild gyrations in the stock market, particularly in the tech sector, are the topics of the day. To see an interview I did today with Neil Cavuto of Fox Business on these issues, click here.
Several years ago, there was an article in the Business Insider publication titled “The 15 Worst CEO’s in American History.” Of the 15, four strike me as having particularly valuable lessons we can all learn from. Here they are, with these descriptions basically lifted from the Business Insider (BusIn) article: Most Innovative Geniuses Are Not […]
Check out my recent interview with Gerry Baker on Fox Business. It focuses on the very recent flap between Facebook and the Australian government, and the implications of the agreement that was reached. Click here to watch.
The CEO of Mastercard for the past ten years is retiring at the end of 2021. He has delivered to shareholders a cumulative total return of +1,581%, which is five times that of the S&P 500. Concerning market cap, Mastercard is now the 21st most valuable company in the world, up from 256th when he […]
Six months ago, I wrote a blog that described how things might finally be falling into place for IBM to get itself out of its long-term downward spiral. In mid-2019, the company paid $34 billion for the thriving, open -source software company Red Hat – the largest software acquisition ever. The hope was this would […]
Intel, the once-dominant designer, and manufacturer of microprocessors, has been losing ground to competitors. Versus three years ago, the stock price of Intel is flat, while the S&P 500 Index is up +37% and the tech-heavy Nasdaq index is up +76%. 2020 was really bad, with Intel’s stock price down -17% and competitors Nvidia […]
Click here for my recent interview with Neil Cavuto on Fox Business. It focuses on the various issues facing social media companies and the possible increase in the corporate tax rate.
The founder of Barnes & Noble started the business in 1971 by purchasing a bookstore on 5th Avenue in New York by the name of Barnes & Noble (B&N). He turned the brand into a retail juggernaut that steamrolled mom-and-pop bookstores in the 1980s and 1990s. Since that time the founder simply watched as Amazon […]