Interesting Reading – January 20, 2017

In this series, we suggest worthwhile reading material on a variety of topics of general interest. What to Make of the ‘Davos Class’ in the Trump Era – The New York Times, January 16, 2017.  Andrew Ross Sorkin reports on

Coca Cola Misfires on Share Repurchase Rationale

The Coca Cola Company is in the midst of a major controversy prompted by shareholder objections to the company’s equity compensation plan which is outlined in the company’s 2014 proxy statement. Read this article for our view of the controversy.

Book Review: Fizz — How Soda Shook Up the World

In Fizz: How Soda Shook Up the World, Tristan Donovan provides a compelling account of the soda industry from its very early days to recent controversies regarding health concerns. Following a brief survey of the historical origins and human use of naturally occurring mineral waters, the book quickly shifts toward an account of the industry as it took shape in the late nineteenth century. Read this article for a review of the book.

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