Living in a capitalist consumer culture, there are few things that stir strong love and hate emotions in people than decisions made by the biggest conglomerations in the world.
This infographic from greatbusinessschools.com takes two perspectives on these love and hate relationships towards six of the largest companies in the world. The first three companies profiled are ones that the general public despises, but please investors. The next three are ones that consumers love but investors should be wary of. It's easy for the general public to show disdain towards tobacco giant Phillip Morris, the small business crushing Wal-Mart juggernaut and the profit-machine that is the Bank of America. It's for those very reasons that investors who pour funds into those companies sleep soundly at night: they simply make money. On the flip side, people love their iPhones from Apple, updating their statuses on Facebook, and using their Windows PCs from Microsoft, but the infographic outlines some very good reasons that these companies might not be a hot investment.
It all goes to show that love and hate is just a matter of perspective, especially when it comes to huge corporations.