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[TRC#1] World’s Most Admired Companies 2009

March 8, 2009

For the 50 most admired companies overall, FORTUNE’s survey asked businesspeople to vote for the companies that they admired most, from any industry.

  1. Apple
  2. Berkshire Hathway
  3. Toyota Motor
  4. Google
  5. Johnson & Johnson
  6. Proctor & Gamble
  7. FedEx
  8. Southwest Airlines
  9. General Electric
  10. Microsoft
  11. Wal-Mart Stores
  12. Coca-Cola
  13. Walt Disney
  14. Wells Fargo
  15. Goldman Sach’s Group
  16. McDonald’s
  17. IBM
  18. 3M
  19. Target
  20. J.P. Morgan Chase
  21. PepsiCo
  22. CostCo Wholesale
  23. Nike
  24. Nordstrom
  25. ExxonMobil
  26. Bank of America
  27. United Parcel Service
  28. BMW
  29. American Express
  30. Hewlett-Packard
  31. Cisco Systems
  32. Honda Motor
  33. Singapore Airlines
  34. Starbucks
  35. Caterpillar
  36. Intel
  37. Marriott International
  38. Nestle
  39. Sony
  40. Boeing
  41. Deere
  42. Nokia
  43. Northwest Mutual
  44. Best Buy
  45. General Mill
  46. Toyota Industries
  47. Lowe’s
  48. AT&T
  49. Accenture
  50. Samsung Electronics

Note: Companies were ranked based on the following key attributes

  • Innovation
  • People management
  • Use of corporate assets
  • Social responsibility
  • Quality of management
  • Financial soundness
  • Long-term investment
  • Quality of products/services
  • Global competitiveness

Source: Fortune (http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/mostadmired/2009/full_list/)

[Divine’s Commentary]

I could go through all of the companies I’ve heard of on that list and comment on them, but that would take up lots and lots of space. So,  I will simply list out the companies that I feel are underrated and overrated. Note that this is only my personal opinion based on what I’ve seen and heard about the companies, so feel free to comment on my choices in a respectful and civil manner.

Underrated:

  • 3M
  • Intel
  • Sony
  • Hewlett-Packard
  • Samsung Electronics

Overrated:

  • Apple
  • Wal-Mart
  • McDonald’s
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One Comment leave one →
  1. Nocturnal Melody permalink
    March 8, 2009 9:17 PM

    Ahh yes, old McDonald is far too overrated. I mean seriously….

    For the underrtated list, I particularly agree with Hewlett-Packard. I am personally a big fan of that company, so seeing it on number 30 is rather disappointing.

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