Corporate Connection v.2, 2003

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What is the connection between 3 celebrities, 35 corporations, 40 subsidiaries and more than 300 brands?
Global business interests make up a complex network of connections between corporations from around the world.
Corporate Connection, intends to shed light on 'who owns what' in the lobal marketplace and on the intricate nature of the world wide "business" web.

the map in the background is for artistic reasons only.
Created as a college project in 2003, so surely things have changed!!

No time to create a new map, but I am interested. Also, this map is under a Creative Commons license so you can start your own and use some of the information here...

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  1. Matt Niemi ages ago | reply

    I can't stop looking at this thing. Very interesting.

  2. plemeljr ages ago | reply

    Nice diagram! You should send this to Diagram Diaries.

  3. ohmomb! ages ago | reply

    LOL! Scary...does this come in an even more detailed poster?...cause you know it's even more incestuous than this...

  4. Alex Clark ages ago | reply

    Fascinating, thank you.

  5. 116 months ago | reply

    Very interesting :D

    but I think Unilever has already changed its brand logo, hasn't it?

  6. Jeet96 [deleted] 106 months ago | reply

    Are you thinking of updating this for 2008?

  7. Zohar Manor-Abel 106 months ago | reply

    I''m working on it... Slowly

  8. persilj 106 months ago | reply

    I would also be interested in updated version of this. This is really interesting.

  9. nlalor 94 months ago | reply

    FYI - Kraft no longer owns Post (

  10. AxsDeny 94 months ago | reply

    I don't see General Electric on here.

  11. dito74 94 months ago | reply

    Why do you put the world on the background, when clearly these are just American corporations, or at least the ones that import into America too.

  12. AxsDeny 94 months ago | reply

    @dito74: He says right in the description, "PS the map in the background is for artistic reasons only"

  13. jonjonz 94 months ago | reply

    Anyone know of a diagram that shows who owns war profiteers Haliburton, Blackwater, KBR etc. ?

    Are they somehow just fronts for the previous generation of war profiteers, GE, Hughes, ect.?

  14. patti flynn 94 months ago | reply

    what a fascinating overview!

  15. luix10 84 months ago | reply

    Very interesting ....
    but ... I'd love a higher resolution

  16. nurit_manor 73 months ago | reply

    I love it!!!!

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