David O. just posted two comments with links over at pencil talk’s. They are linking to great1 articles and it would be a shame to miss them because are hidden in the comments, so I thought I post them here.
One article is from the economist, focussing on Faber-Castell and our favourite nobleman.
The other one is from the Wall Street Journal and is looking at the rivalry between Staedtler and Faber-Castell. To be honest I always thought they get along perfectly fine: selling name rights to each other, having joint press statements, … but the article portraits a much darker image. I am not sure whether they exaggerated a bit to make the article more catchy.
Thank you David O. for posting the links at pencil talk.
- great because they are about the pencil industry, I am not sure what to think about the content [↩]