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iRobot Company Overview

In the early days, iRobot developed Genghis™, a robot designed for space exploration. In 1997, the company designed “Sojourner” for Mars exploration due to request from NASA. Since the introduction of its Roomba® robot vacuum cleaner in 2002, iRobot has sold more than 25 million robots and become a leading global consumer robot company with strong revenue growth over the past decade.

Psychological Traps Investors Should Avoid

Anchoring is one. We’re often told to go with the first thing that pops into our minds, whether it’s the answer to a multiple choice test question or a trivial decision about which dessert to pick. It implies your first thought is pure instinct, a ‘blink’ decision (popularised by Malcom Gladwell), derived from subconscious data. Second-guessing yourself supposedly dilutes the magic.

Earning Analysis: ROYAL CARIBBEAN CRUISES

Royal Caribbean Cruises controls and operates four global cruise brands: Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises, Azamara Club Cruises and Silversea Cruises. Besides those brands, the company also owns a 50% joint venture interest in the German brand TUI Cruises and a 49% interest in the Spanish brand Pullmantur. Altogether, RCL operate about 60 ships in total.