Where do Private Companies fit in your Database Plan?

Most of the business press and financial news focuses our attention on public companies. Because they are public, information on those companies is easy to find and they issues all forms of communications to keep up their visibility. Private companies are private for...

American and the Airlines Dilemma

AMR, the parent company of American Airlines, filed for bankruptcy this week. They are the last of the major carriers to file. When we step back and look at the overall airline industry, there are some interesting differences between the largest airlines and the rest...

The Saab Journey — now on to China

If Pang Da auto (one of Saab’s new owners) was in the US, they would be in the top 300 of Fortune companies … and hardly anyone knows the name. Saab auto has had quite the journey from its home in Sweden to being part of General Motors and now owned by a...

BRIC Companies in The Global 5000

Periodically, various analysts and news articles bring the idea of BRIC country development comes to the front. Examining The Global 5000 companies, we find 6.5% of the companies are in Brazil, Russia, India and China.  But they represent nearly 10% of the revenue of...

Using Revenue per Employee as a Metric

Many companies look at numerous metrics to see how their own firm stacks up against their peers. One of those benchmarks is revenue per employee and we decided to look at The Global 5000 database and do some calculations. Normally, there are significant differences in...