Great chart. It would be interesting to see how the boards of directors interlock. Don't know how to find that?
John, I have no idea. Perhaps Howard, who made the chart, might.This chart serves as a good reminder that successful small businesses (often) ultimately sell and become part of a larger corporation. There are only 5 remaining large book publishers. Consolidated seed companies. Etc. But in this case, I think we like to think of healthy organic companies as independent and small, when in actuality any business that is successful for whatever reason including Annie's, Ben & Jerry's, will become gobbled up.
Great data point to suggest.
Corporations are destroying the world.