When using www.theyrule.net...
you can see the board of directors on different companies. With those board of directors you will see
different size people that show up as the board of directors. The skinny ones might not sit on any other boards or maybe only one. The fat they get
the more boards they sit on. I guess call them the fat cats.
Simple example of the board of directors of Apple. Notice the skinny ones have no other links. But the fat cat sits on apple, avon and general
Heres a more complicated example. Showing where theres more fat cats and a lot of connected companies to a single board member.
You can play around with it to find out who all the true fat cats are and create a complex map by deleting the board members who are only on one
board. The fat cats who sits on the most boards would pretty much win in most cases due to influence in so many areas.
But you can get carried away and make it to confusing if you start looking at the huge web between all these board of directors who run corporate
You can also right click of these fat cats and it will usually show a wiki link for information on who the person is.
But your best bet is to just play with it and learn what your doing by jumping in with both feet.
Here is a couple other web sites you can also play with.
How to do corporate research.
edit on 19-4-2012 by JBA2848 because: (no reason given)