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Feb 12, 2020

Can you feel the "luv"?  Southwest Airlines, whose trademarked symbol is a colorful heart, has been dominating the skies in the U.S. for decades now.  Throughout the 1990s and 2000s, they were successful at taking market share away from legacy airlines with their unique culture and simplified approach.


Feb 5, 2020

Basic Idea - what gets rewarded gets repeated, regardless of any ethical considerations.  Specifically “bad money drives out good”

History - named after Sir Thomas Gresham, who was an English Merchant in the 1500s.  Also attributed to Copernicus and Aristophanes.

Gresham brought to public attention that, in an...


Jan 29, 2020

As the largest creator of medical devices in the world (by revenue), Medtronic supplies all sorts of devices used by hospitals and clinics around the world.  Their background has roots in developing cardiac solutions - they created the first externally powered pacemaker in the late 1950s.  Since then they have moved on...


Jan 22, 2020

Who makes the devices that doctors around the world use to perform procedures to help people get healthy?  Boston Scientific is one of the big producers of medical devices.  From helping people with Parkinson's Disease to predicting heart failure before it happens, they have a wide array of solutions for numerous...


Jan 15, 2020

As the world's largest investment manager, they control over $7 trillion of capital.  Yes, that's $7,000,000,000,000!!  Because of their scope and size, they are able to offer a wide variety of financial products to institutions and individuals.  By making some key acquisitions in past years - namely Barclays iShare -...