I've never been a fan of the Fortune 500 list. It's considered a weighty honor for companies and a proxy for their credibility. But, after all, it's only a list of the companies that sell the most stuff. So what?
If you look at this year's list, you'll see that 66 of these 500 companies—13%!!—lost money in 2003. I'll bet every one of them brags about being "A Fortune 500 Company."
Before blogging became all the rage, Tom was posting book reviews and Observations (essentially early blog posts) to this site. You can find the archives below.
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