Fast Facts For Curious Minds

BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS

  • Porter’s Five Forces Analysis of Nike
    Nike continues to dominate the sportswear market and the more specific sports equipment market. It also remains a significant competitor in the broader textile and apparel industry and the fashion industry. This article explores the industry and competitive positions of Nike using the Five Forces ...
  • PepsiCo Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
    The Coca-Cola Company dominates the United States market and other regional markets. However, PepsiCo dominates other territories including the overall Northern American market ad it outsells Coca-Cola in the Indian and Chinese markets. Both companies have been engaged in the so-called cola wars ...
  • McDonald’s Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
    It is one of the largest fast-food chains in the world, with locations in over 100 countries and territories around the world. McDonald’s is a true success story. The company is known for its burgers, fries, and other fast-food items, as well as its iconic golden arches logo. However, despite its ...
  • Porter’s Five Forces Analysis of Netflix
    Netflix has disrupted the movie and television industries. It is one of the pioneers in providing on-demand video streaming services. It has an established presence and reach in global markets including North America, Latin America, Europe, South Africa, the Middle East and Near East, and Southeast ...
  • Porter’s Five Forces Analysis of Starbucks
    Starbucks might be the largest coffeehouse chain in the world but several competitive forces remain a threat both to its profitability and longevity. Note that it operates in the specific coffeehouse market and the greater food and beverage industry that includes more specific markets. This article ...
  • Porter’s 5 Forces Analysis of Tesla
    Tesla did not invent electric vehicles but it has succeeded in developing relevant technologies further to bring these vehicles to the mass market. Its venture into clean energy technologies has also advanced developments in power storage and end-use photovoltaic solar power systems. These ...
  • Economic Costs of Inefficient Transportation
    Transportation is critical for economic growth. But inefficiencies in transportation systems and traditional modes of transport have macroeconomic and microeconomic offshoots that are counterproductive. This is one of the reasons proponents of sustainable development have upheld the importance of ...
  • Ducks’ Five-Stage Change Curve Model for Organizational Change
    The Five-Stage Change Curve Model developed and introduced by Jeanie Daniel Duck provides a framework for predicting and analyzing organizational change. More specifically, the model predicts that change transpires in five stages: stagnation, preparation, implementation, determination, and ...

HEALTH AND MEDICINE

  • Health Impacts of Transportation
    Traditional transport endangers individual and overall public health. Current modes and systems of transportation also have health-related economic costs that strain both the public health system and the overall economy. Sustainable transport aims to address these issues. This article identifies ...
  • Effectiveness of Topical Vitamin C in Skin Lightening: Studies
    Vitamin C is one of the popular ingredients used in the formulation of topical skincare products aimed at whitening or lightening the skin, especially in treating hyperpigmentation due to photodamage caused by exposure to ultraviolet radiation or in reducing dark spots caused by blemishes, ...
  • Vitamin C Serum: Benefits and Effectiveness
    A vitamin C serum is a skincare product based on a serum formulation and applied on the face or specific areas of the skin that provides high doses of topical ascorbic acid or its esters and precursors such as ascorbyl-6-palmitate or magnesium ascorbyl phosphate. Note that a serum is a specific ...
  • Purpose of Toner in Skin Care: The Basics
    Toners collectively represent a specific category of skincare products. As one of the mainstays in a typical daytime and nighttime skincare routine, a face toner is generally a no-rinse liquid-based cleanser used after washing the face. But what does it do? What are its uses and benefits? And how ...
  • Serum in Skin Care: Purpose, Benefits, and Effectiveness
    A “serum” or face serum is a specific category of skincare products topically applied on the face, usually after cleansing and before putting other face care products such as moisturizers or creams. Fundamentally, the word “serum” is a marketing term used to represent a particular class of leave-on ...
  • How UV Radiation Damages the Skin, Causes Cancer
    Ultraviolet or UV is a form of electromagnetic radiation and an electromagnetic wave that sits after the visible light and before x-rays in the electromagnetic spectrum. It has a wavelength that ranges from 10nm to 400nm and frequencies ranging from 30 PHz to 750 THz. Note that the spectrum ...
  • SPF 101: Understanding Sun Protection Factor
    The sun protection factor or SPF is a rating system used in sunscreen labeling to partially aid consumers in choosing the most suitable sunscreen product based on their use-case situations or specific intended application. The factor is based on a measure of the fraction of sunburn-causing ...
  • Titanium Dioxide vs. Zinc Oxide in Sunscreens
    Both titanium dioxide and zinc oxide are used in the formulation of a specific variant of sunscreens. More specifically, these two mineral compounds represent one of the two categories of sunscreen formulation: physical sunscreens. Note that chemical sunscreens are based on organic compounds that ...