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(Slate)   The ten best decisions of 2013. Apparently, Apple did something right this year   ( divider line
    More: PSA, Orange Is the New Black, Uber, Chromebook, share buyback, financial engineering, supply-side, activist investors, J.C. Penney  
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3037 clicks; posted to Business » on 20 Dec 2013 at 10:37 AM (3 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2013-12-20 11:52:05 AM  
2 votes:
Apple could shiat on burning orphans and their stock will go up... as long as they are not workers at Foxcann.
2013-12-20 12:14:41 PM  
1 vote:
Wow...a Fark listicle that wasn't completely pants-on-head stupid. *scratches head*
2013-12-20 11:32:08 AM  
1 vote:
JC Penney's no-sales policy failed because Americans are dumb.  (Which, maybe means that JC Penney's execs were dumb for not realizing that.)  Still, dumb was clearly involved.
2013-12-20 09:12:23 AM  
1 vote:
The culture of pursuing aggressive growth for the long term at the expense of short-term profits is common in Google's online-services homeland, but it's bracing to see Mountain View bringing the same spirit to consumer hardware.

B-b-but shareholders!?!

Smart businesses can balance both.  Shareholder value is important, but if you let that drive you to destroy the long-term viability of the actual business, the shareholder is no longer in a symbiotic relationship with the business.  The shareholder becomes a parasite.

Good on Google.
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