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Feb 26, 2020

When the massive Standard Oil company broke up in the early 1900s, one of the remaining companies was Standard Oil of California.  This company ended up growing to become what we now know as Chevron.  Like the other oil and gas companies, Chevron find, extracts, and processes petroleum, natural gas, and other related...

Feb 20, 2020

Part of John D. Rockefeller's legacy, ExxonMobil boasts one of the world's largest expanse of oil and natural gas reserves.  They help provide the raw materials for the world's energy.  Though its business goes through long boom and bust cycles, companies like this can reward patient investors who can...

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...