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COVID-19 – we cannot ignore it II – Qantas

Let’s start with an industry which was impacted by Corona in a negative way: aviation. A typical example would be Qantas. Thinking about the right period and granularity to provide a good comparison between the normal period and the pandemic … Continue reading

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Data is the new oil XIV – Undisclosed intangible assets

All the companies are in the graph now, but there was still something bothering me. The old industries have a lot of tangible assets (oil rigs, refineries, factories, inventories) and also some intangible ones (goodwill, software licences – sometimes also … Continue reading

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Data is the new oil XIII – Facebook is different!

Of course Facebook followed the same trend as the other tech-giants. It was small and grew to a rather large (but not extremely large) company between 2008 and 2018. The difference is that Facebook only became public in 2012. I … Continue reading

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Data is the new oil XII – Microsoft: more green roofs

We are nearly at the end of the series and this time we have another runner-up. Yet in the 3D-graph Microsoft looks much smaller than the oil-majors. It grew like the other tech companies did, but not as fast as … Continue reading

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Data is the new oil XI – Alphabet: a pattern emerges

Finally another tech-giant, Alphabet. And the pattern in the tiltle? Well, the old industry is rather stable, but these new tech-companies seem to come from “nowhere” and are suddenly there – next to the oil-majors and manufacturers. Back in 2008, … Continue reading

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Data is the new oil X – Oil again…

It will be a short update this time. After a couple of tech-related companies we are back at the oil. A “small” oil major this time as Chevron has a revenue of “only” 159 billion in 2018. It’s not little … Continue reading

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Data is the new oil IX – Samsung. Boring? Not quite!

The next company in our series is a bit of a combination between the old economy and the new tech era. Samsung is a South-Korean chaebol, nowadays well-known for its mobile phones and other consumer-electronics. Yet all these devices are … Continue reading

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Data is the new oil VIII – Amazon, even more extreme

Last time we finally saw a tech-giant entering the 3D-graph. It was Apple, behaving very differently from the others as over the last decade it came from nowhere (well in comparison to the traditional set of giants like oil-majors that … Continue reading

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Data is the new oil VII – Finally a tech-giant: Apple!

It took a while, but now the first of the tech giants took turns and the graph is extended with Apple. Hearing what is told about Apple – how rich it is and the incredible amount of cash being piled … Continue reading

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