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Monday, November 21, 2016

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If you think the 19th century was the age of monopolies with companies like Standard Oil Company and U.S. Steel, think again. Today's mega-corporations are staggering in their scope; spanning the world and worth trillions of dollars.

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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "There is only one boss. The customer. And he can fire everybody in the company from the chairman on down, simply by spending his money somewhere else."

HINT: (1918 - 1992) an American businessman and entrepreneur best known for founding two massivly successful retailers.

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RANDOM TIDBITS

Swatch is the largest watch company in the world, with brands that cover the entire price spectrum and sales exceeding $8 billion and employing 33,000 people.

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Luxottica controls almost every high-end eyewear in the market. They own 80 percent of the major brands of eyeglasses. They own Prada, Tiffany and Co., Versace, Chanel, Dolce & Gabbana, Rayban, Oakley, and many more.

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At 926 aircraft, the American Airlines fleet is larger than the British Air Force's.

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Out of thousands of non-alcoholic beverage brands, only about 40 of them are billion-dollar brands, and Coca-Cola owns 20 of them. These brands help them bring in $43 billion in annual sales.

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The Walt Disney Company owns properties all across entertainment. Their property Lucasfilm Ltd owns the rights to Star Wars and Indiana Jones. The A&E Network includes channels like The History Channel and A&E. They own the digital media brand Maker Studios, which owns some of the biggest channels on YouTube.

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As of 2015 Google has acquired 184 companies. It is estimated that Google has spent $28 billion on these acquisitions, which include; Motorolla, Double Click, YouTube, Admob and ITA Software.




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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "There is only one boss. The customer. And he can fire everybody in the company from the chairman on down, simply by spending his money somewhere else."

ANSWER: Sam Walton

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