Facts & Figures


Almost half of Google’s mergers-and-acquisitions integration team is in Cambridge



Almost half of Google’s mergers-and-acquisitions integration team is in Cambridge

Google spent $4.2 billion on mergers and acquisitions during the first half of this year, with a number of Boston area firms snapped up by the company over that time period. But what happens to all those companies after they’re absorbed by the Internet giant? Google actually has a total of 115 employees whose job it is […]

Public opinion of big business improves, but small business still rules



Public opinion of big business improves, but small business still rules

From: bizjournals.com As the economy improves, more Americans have a positive view of big business, but they’re still more likely to trust small business. That’s according to a survey conducted by the Public Affairs Council, a trade association for public affairs professionals. The survey found that 69 percent of Americans have a very or somewhat favorable opinion […]

My 5 favorite apps for business: Ingar Grev



My 5 favorite apps for business: Ingar Grev

From: bizjournals.com Here are Ingar Grev’s favorite smartphone apps. Grev is the founder of The Strategy Tank, a think tank for CEOs, and owner of the Washington, D.C.-area franchise of The Growth Coach. 1. Evernote If you’re a business person and aren’t using Evernote, I urge you to stop reading this article and download the app now. I […]

Exporting the Brazilian Spirit, Cachaça



Exporting the Brazilian Spirit, Cachaça

Is it serendipity or part of the Plano Brasil Maior to expand markets for Brazilian products? The World Cup’s opening day is also International Cachaça Day. Cachaça is Brazil’s national (distilled) spirit. And it is indeed one of the export products promoted by the Brazilian government’s economic growth initiative, as reported by the Instituto Brasileiro da Cachaça (IBRAC). The hope […]

The Economic Effect of the World Cup – Infographic



The Economic Effect of the World Cup – Infographic

Much has been written about Brazilians’ discontent with the amount of money spent in hosting the World Cup this year. It’s been somewhat jarring given Brazil’s reputation as the arguable epicenter of soccer, though it’s consistent with the shade cities are casting toward hosting the Olympics in coming years. The infographic below, provided by financial services social […]

M.B.A. Now Most Popular Master’s Degree



M.B.A. Now Most Popular Master’s Degree

A Master’s in Business Administration has become the most popular type of master’s degree, according to information from the Department of Education, analyzed by Vox. In 2012, M.B.A. candidates made up 25.4 percent of all master’s students, up from 11.2 percent in 1971, 19.1 percent in 1981, and 24.6 percent in 2002. The 2012 data represents […]