American Airlines, Eastman Kodak and Facebook

Within a few short weeks the reports came out about 2 traditionalGlobal 5000 firms — American Airlines and Eastman Kodak — filed for bankruptcy. At the same time Facebook is filing for what is shpaing up to be one of the largest IPO’s ever. None of...

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...