If there’s one thing our society loves, it’s instant gratification.
This is hardly new: As seen in technologies spanning from the telegraph to instant pudding, “quicker” has always been popular.
Most recently, the big gig is smartphones like Apple‘s (AAPL) iPhone and Samsung‘s (SSNLF) Galaxy that put the world at our fingertips. They allow us to get email, check Twitter, snap photos and listen to music in a device that we can keep attached to our hips.
Heck, just turn on the TV, and you’ll see countless ads selling same-day delivery services, five-day weight-loss plans and easy, microwave dinners.
It stands to reason, then, that those companies giving us what we want sooner often do pretty well for themselves. So, let’s take a look at five companies that investors have flocked to because of the popularity of the instant gratification we oh-so desire.