As the falling oil price pushed Exxon Mobil dropped out of the top three for the first time. Meanwhile, Google (sorry, Alphabet) and Microsoft took two and three this year.
The list is dominated by tech companies, which take five of the top ten slots. It also shows the relative decline of the financial sector, which had three companies in the top 10 before the 2008 crisis. This year, Wells Fargo is the only bank.
This was an interesting week. It started with a quick trip to Washington, DC to visit my older son and his fiancé. For dinner, I thought they were taking me to the "Tipped Cow" (which sounded good). Instead, we went to a Laotian restaurant (called "Thip Khao") which serves lots of vegetables and mixes their colors.
In addition, I had hand surgery. While not pleasant, it should result in my ability to hold things - and to use my hand again (which I consider favorable).
Finally, I went to Auburn, Alabama for my younger son's college graduation. I am very proud of him. His grades got continually better, the longer he was there ... and he's been there a long time.
Graduation marks the end of one level in the beginning of a new level. In this case, there is a ceremony with caps and gowns, a procession, and everyone knows what it means.
In business, graduations take many forms. It could be a promotion, a product release, or the launch of a fund.
In any case, the strategies and skills that got you to this point only represent the strategies and skills they got you to this point. It often takes a different set of strategies or skills to excel at what comes next.
In that vein, We just finished our annual planning session for 2016.
Ultimately, you can see this dynamic one of two ways: either the number of young people living at home is a bullish force for the housing market going forward, or this is indicative of a lost generation that has suffered the ill-effects of a deep recession, massive student loan debts, and a general proclivity for incompetence.
The truth is probably somewhere in the middle. But, it is so easy for my generation to hate on Millennials.