Talking Points: Manufacturing, Amazon, Apple

Manufacturing, Amazon, Apple

From July of 2017 to July of this year, U.S. manufacturing added 327,000 jobs, the most of any 12-month period since April 1995. CNBC.com, August 3, 2018

In 2017, 76% of the companies that became publicly listed were unprofitable in the year before their Initial Public Offering. That’s lower than the 81% recorded in 2000, but still far higher than the forty-year average of 38%. CNBC, August 29, 2018

Both Amazon and Apple have a market cap of roughly $1 trillion, but over the past 21 years, Amazon’s profits have totaled less than $9.6 billion while Apple’s profits have been about $327 billion. Put differently, Apple, in just three months, took home more money than Amazon has managed to do over the last 21 years combined. BGR.com, May 14, 2018

“If you are the smartest person in the room, you’re in the wrong room.”  Anonymous

“For most of history, ‘Anonymous’ was a woman.” Virginia Woolf

Cosmetic surgery jumped 11% in 2017, with patients spending more than $6.5 billion last year. Some 229,000 cosmetic procedures were performed on patients between the ages of 13 to 19. MarketWatch, September 3, 2018

“If you don’t read the newspaper you are uninformed, if you do read the newspaper you are most likely misinformed.” Generally attributed to Mark Twain

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