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You probably noticed this, but at capitalWe make a lot of lists. We rank companies by size, growth rate, employee engagement, peer admiration, leadership, impact on society, future orientation and much more.
Today, at the end of the year, we publish our list of lists – the annual one capital Blue Ribbon list for recognizing companies that are represented four or more times in our ten strictest rankings.
This year there were three companies that reached seven out of ten companies –Amazon, Adobe and Progressive. That is no mean feat. Kudos to them. Another five companies appeared on six of the lists –Alibaba, Alphabet, Bank of America, Facebook and Nvidia. There were 10 companies that made five list appearances and 35 that made four. You can find them all this morning Here.
Unsurprisingly, tech companies were the largest category – 14 of the 53 blue ribbon companies. There were ten financial companies and ten healthcare companies.
By the way, DoorDash and Airbnb got most of the IPO love last week, but software company C3.ai was another standout achievement. rising 174% on its first day of public trading. I suspect this is the first in a long line of AI companies to hit the market over the next decade. Founder Tom Siebel’s interview with Ellen McGirt and me on ours Leadership Next Podcast is worth listening to Here.
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