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Worlds Best Companies 2009 Top 5
Business week has just released the worlds best companies of 2009. This hub will cover the top 3 and a few companies that irregularly did not place.
#1 - Nintendo - This was shocking to me to see Nintendo at the top of the list. They have had great success with innovation and particuarlly the Wii which has boosted them to the number one spots. Business week explains, "A commitment to innovation, diversified portfolios, aggressive expansion, strong leadership, and a clear vision for the future—these are just some of the strategies employed by the best companies to get to the top of the World's Best Companies". I guess nintendo hit a second wind from the late 1980's. I wonder what they will develop next?
#2 - Google - Google is always at the forefront of innovation. They must be to keep up with the speed of the internet. Google is no surprise to me to be high on the list of worlds best companies, but it is surprising that they fell below Nintendo, and above Apple. Which leads us to number 3..
#3 - Apple - Apple who is also an electronics company is known for unique design and a company swagger to each product it produces. With the boom of the iphone Apple is at an all time high in company strength that also reminds us of the 1980's. They are a no brainier on this list and will continue to be as long as they keep developing quality products.
Just a few more compaines to highlight on this list are....
#17 - Amazon.com - It is hard to put Amazon on a list with Apple and Nintendo but they are very good at what they do and congrats to them for making the list.
#31 - Oracle - This database and computer software giant made the list despite coming out with anything newsworthy for some time. They are still a very large company and according to the list they have their finances in line as well.
#34 - Anheuser-Busch - Although it is still hard to read Belgium as the Country which owns this company, I think its great that they made the top 40 businesses of 2009 as a Beverage Company. They are the only beverage company on the list.
Top 40 Businesses 2009
Companies that did not make the list
A few companies stand out to me that did not make the list. The biggest of these companies is Microsoft. They were no where to be found which strikes me as odd especially with the release of Windows 7 coming soon.
Coca-Cola was another company that I thought might make the list for beverages. Again Anheuser-Busch was the only beverage company.
After seeing Nintendo top the list it was my first reaction to go find where Sony ranked. It was to my surprise that they did not rank anywhere in the top 40.
Another oddity as I see it from the list is that no automobile company made the list. I know that the market for cars is down with the global recession but I figured that Toyota would most likely make the list.