Sunday, July 24, 2016

Innovators Inventors Investors



Friday, July 22, 2016

In the Stocks

 Most Expensive Stocks

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  1. Berkshire Hathaway
  2. Seaboard corporation
  3. NVR Incorporated
  5. Markel corporation
  6. Chipotle Mexican Grill
  7. Autozone
  8. Google
  9. Intuitive surgical
  10. Netflix Inc.
  • $219,000
  • $   3,920
  • $   1,332
  • $   1,215
  • $      748
  • $      658.68
  • $      645
  • $      567.68
  • $      457
  • $      454

Share and share alike


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Saturday, July 16, 2016

Executive(s), sweet

Bank of America

Brian Moynihan  Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer
Dean Athanasia   President, Preferred and Small Business Banking
Catherine P. Bessant  Chief Operations and Technology Officer
Sheri B. Bronstein  Global Human Resources Executive
Paul M. Donofrio  Chief Financial Officer
Anne M. Finucane  Vice Chairman
Geoffrey Greener  Chief Risk Officer
Christine P. Katziff  Corporate General Auditor
Terry Laughlin  Vice Chairman, Head of Global Wealth and Investment Management
David G. Leitch  Global General Counsel
Gary G. Lynch  Vice Chairman
Thomas K Montag  Chief Operating Officer
Thong M. Nguyen  President, Retail Banking Co-head, Consumer Banking
Andrea B. Smith  Chief Adminstrative Officer
Bruce R. Thompson Vice Chairman


Friday, July 15, 2016

Chairman o' a board

Rob Walton
Arthur D. Levinson
Bill Gates
John Wendell Thompson
Eric Schmidt
Alex Gorsky
Jeff Immelt
Dr Christoph Franz
Charles O. Holliday
Fu Chengyu
Carl-Henric Svanberg
Takeshi Uchiyamada
Tony Hayward
Jiang Jianqing
Wang Hongzhang
Zhou Mubing
William B. Harrison jr.
Tian Guoli
Peter Brabeck-Letmathe
Jörg Reinhardt

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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Shares everything

When looking at the largest shareholders, they tend to be founders of company giants who naturally have a large alotment. Shareholders as giants themselves are harder to find.
The exception is BlackRock which 'has shares in everything' and are large enough to have an impact if other investors follow suit.

All the Presidents, Men

Company presidents 

Yi Huiman
Zhang Jianguo
Zhao Huan
Jamie Dimon
Rex Tillerson
John Stumpf
Tim Sloan
Chen Siqing
Li Chungyuang
Lamar McKay
Brad Smith
Sergey Brin

These are a selection. Even a short search among the giants reveal an ambivalent attitude to the position - there are companies whose president had been dismissed, ones who pointedly note that the position is vacant, and a number where the structure has no single president; some having regional presidents, others a group of section vice-presidents looking after different aspects of the business.
There are also a few deemed 'CEO and President'. I've listed Tillerson but Wal-Mart and Toyota/Toyoda are other examples.

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Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Consuming little

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  1. Tuvalu
  2. Montserrat
  3. Nauru
  4. Cook Islands
  5. Palau
  6. Kiribati
  7. Marshall Islands
  8. Anguilla
  9. Dominica
  10. Maldives
and I know there seems little point in noting the smallest consumer markets since they are similar to the smallest importers and so forth - islands small in size and population

Sunday, July 10, 2016


Any discussion about consumption is tempered with the knowledge that there are children starving. I was brought up with this in the background; on charity hoardings, blared from the radio, as an admonition from mother if you didn't like something on your plate.

Yet, while conspicuous consumption continues unabated, there are an estimated 2.8 billion people living on less than $2 a day and more than a billion people who lack reasonable access to safe drinking water.
These figures are shocking but, because we've been able to conduct our lives behind this safety fence with regular droughts and famine happening somewhere else, we're enured to it.