The 250 Most Effectively Managed U.S. Companies—and How They Got That Way
Amazon.com Inc. tops the list of the nation’s most effectively managed businesses. On the online retail juggernaut’s heels are Apple Inc. and Google parentAlphabet Inc . , in second and third place, respectively. Tech behemoths International Business Machines Corp., Microsoft Corp. and Cisco Systems Inc. and Silicon Valley up-and-comer Nvidia Corp. take four of the other top 10 spots. Rounding out the Top 10 are old-line stalwarts Johnson & Johnson (No. 4), consumer-products giant Procter & Gamble Co. (tied with Microsoft at No. 6) and 3M Co. (No. 8), the company behind Post-it Notes and Ace bandages"