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|1 day 15 hours ago||agree here...||
I have run several start-ups in Silicon Valley and what may seem like an easy $5-10 decision on the surface is rarely that.
More likely that was one $5-10 decision amongst many (hundreds/thousands?) decisions of that nature that went into to the final product and subsequent pricing and they are made collectively and strategically. Each $5-10 increase in production cost can amplify the retail price by 2-10 times (maybe more, depending on the product..consumer electronics, for instance) of the increased amount. Chrysler customers are typically way more price sensitive than quality focused over the long term, so you aren't going to make different quality/build decisions on one model and win over a bunch of consumers with a higher priced product relative to your typical range. Japanese manufacturers obviously approach that process differently and their pricing and customer base reflect that.
That said, I do definitely think that many CEOs are forced to manage to a short term strategy that focuses almost solely on quarter by quarter results, partly due to their performance being judged on that timeframe, partly because their comp is typically tied to those results and, in the case of publicly traded companies, their stock performance is brutally correlated to the short term performance. It is extremely difficult in this day and age to manage a company toward a longer term strategy with any effectiveness because it, more often than not, relies on investment/expenditure in the short term to realize a longer term and more modest gain.
|2 days 15 hours ago||actually..||
I think 80% is fairly optimistic in most of those years
|3 days 9 hours ago||what do you call||
a smiling roman with hair in his teeth?
|4 days 17 hours ago||you just need to do a simple bar graph||
one with RR trending upward from nothing at three different schools, and one with Hoke trending downward our flat lining everywhere he coached.
Oh, and one of those guys generated a new offensive scheme that has revolutionized the game....guess which one.
They are in completely different leagues as coaches....not even close.
|4 days 17 hours ago||good god||
Mallet was transferring way before Rodriguez was hired.....Carr hated him, everyone on the team hated him, he hated Ann Arbor.
It is a documented and Well known fact that Mallet was gone, no matter what happened.
Can we please stop with the "RR ran off Mallet, RR's offense ran off Mallet, RR didn't keep, or try to keep Mallet". He was already going to go somewhere where his southern, gum-cracking, scumbag ass would be kissed the way he liked it, no matter how big a douche he was, plain and simple.
|1 week 1 day ago||I don't think he really took the Freep to task||
he managed the process with the NCAA in a forthright and cooperative way and got us through that just fine, but I don't ever remember him going after the paper for anything.
And just for the record, I don't think it would have been a wise move to do that, so he was right not to.
|1 week 1 day ago||No one thinks he was lining his pockets||
I don't ever remember anyone accusing him off taking/making money for himself. That was never the issue.
He treated fans and alums like morons and pimped what was a special and traditional experienced in sports for a fast buck, he cut a wide swath in the AD and forced out several longtime and dedicated employees there, he hired Brady Hoke, he lied, he manipulated and....to put it bluntly.....he sucked at his job.
|1 week 1 day ago||but...||
Brian didn't post this...this is a quote from a book written last year and only just now published...this isn't him continuing anything.
Someone informed him, sometime last year, of a derogatory remark Brandon made about him that compares him to a terrorist. Brian simply made a witty retort and now a year or so later the book has been published and someone posted it.
Very funny and a great response to a douchebag comment from Brandon, if you ask me.
|1 week 1 day ago||"was"||
That wouldn't have lasted given his lack of player development. If somehow he was still the coach, his recruiting would have taken a steep downturn.
|1 week 2 days ago||Thanks for the preview||
What happened with Ahinga? Not as good as the hype, or bad fit for the system/4-4-3? Seems like if he wasn't all that great UCSB wouldn't still take him.
Does that and the other Boren-esque transfer perhaps portend to better team chemistry that is being mentioned?
|1 week 4 days ago||I know||
lol....more like a subscription.
I have a friend that is a Mac fanboy that had to send a MacBook in for repairs twice in the first few months that he owned it and he was crowing about how they got it back to him in 4 days each time, which to me typifies mac lover attitudes.
There is a reason they have several trillion dollars in cash, they not only absolutely screw people by overcharging them up front, but also by trapping them into their software/services and overcharging them there also.
Also, some of the anti-competitive shenanigans they have pulled make Microsoft's transgressions back in the day seem like nothing in comparison.
|1 week 4 days ago||oh||
yeah, not sure about how bad it is relative to some of the other places listed here, but it is definitely snobby.
|2 weeks 10 hours ago||if you are going to the Bahamas...||
don't bother at all with Nassau and Atlantis.....get on one more short, puddle-jumper flight and go to Long Island.
No large resorts, excellent diving and swimming, sublime beaches and the coolest Blue Hole anywhere.
Oh...and far less crowded and expensive, zero chain restaurants or corporate anything.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||awesome ladies||
|2 weeks 3 days ago||awesome ladies||
|2 weeks 3 days ago||awesome ladies||
|2 weeks 3 days ago||and THAT folks.....||
is what a degree from OSU gets you.....an empty VP title at your Dad's company where you are really just a glorified trash man.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||That is a hollow argument||
just because it was accepted in earlier societies/cultures doesn't mean it is a good idea.
There are plenty of things about Roman and Greek societies that were barbaric our just backwards that I wouldn't want happening today.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||I thought you||
didn't have to withdraw with cougars?
|3 weeks 4 days ago||I'm actually more intrigued now than before.||
MSC was pretty stellar in her role, I don't think many would argue that the academic side of UM is much better as a result of her tenure and that she had pretty sound judgement and decision making skills.
What would cause her to push so hard for Brandon over candidates that were clearly more qualified?
|3 weeks 4 days ago||I posted more on this in the other thread||
but the damage doesn't necessarily correlate to concussions, the latest studies show that it is more a result of multiple low-level impacts not just concussions and that the level of damage is much greater the earlier they start.
For my 10 year old, I have him playing lacrosse and will wait as long as possible for him to start football, if at all.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||the problem with that theory...||
is that the latest research is indicating that the damage done is not necessarily the result of a concussion, or recurring concussions (though those are still obviously of concern overall), but rather the repetitive, low level impact to the head sustained throughout practice and games. Making things worse is the indication that the level of damage/injury correlates to how early they start playing. Earlier start=more brain damage.
This actually has repercussions outside football as well, as any soccer player doing consistent head-ball drills on a regular basis may suffer similar degradation.
My son is 10 and plays lacrosse and loves it and while it also has some hitting/impact, it is far less regular and way less head-to-head oriented (checks and hitting are typically accomplished through stick-to-stick, or shoulder/body-to-shoulder/body), so the likelihood of injury is ostensibly a lot lower. The helmet design there is to protect against an inadvertent head-to-head collision and of course against the ball and stick from smashing you in the face, but in no way does it make going in for a hit with your head a good idea the way a football helmet allows that.
He wants to play football as well. I played growing up and am fine, but I'm holding off starting him as long as possible and fortunately I live in San Francisco and there aren't many/any leagues for kids his age to play tackle and he wants no part of flag football.
I played football from 3rd grade flag football to pop warner and into high school as a linebacker and fullback (not what you would call a finesse player, so I doled out and received a decent amount of punishment) and loved it with no ill-effect to my brain.....that I know of anyway, though my destroyed knee just got another round of surgery last year and I'm 47. It pains me to hold him out of tackle football, but as a parent, it ihard not to.
I look at the science and the new information that it provides and it feels remiss to allow him to play the game as it currently exists, especially to start him early on.
As it stands, it is a tough call and a roll of the dice to let your kids participate in football and unfortunately there is unlikley to be any kind of definitive science in the near future to change that, or even provide some idea of what your risk is if you throw the dice.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||lacrosse||
is almost as expensive as football, football equipment is generally more than the corresponding piece of equipment in lacrosse, but add in $75-$150 for a stick and they even out a bit.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||celebrations will consist of......||
-re-enactment of the hanging-in-effigy that occured before he ever came to campus and speculate on whether or not it was possible to leave the cupboard more bare than it was......aligning yourself with a bunch of butt-hurt West Virginians is always a good move
-a parade of elderly folks in silly harumphing about "new this and new that, don't like it....corch bad!" and "i remember when a candy bar was only a nickel!" and "but where is my cloud of dust!?"
-sing along campfire where a group of ex employees of the AD and UM football players lead all of us all in a rousing rendition of "let's hamstring our guy!"
-confetti machines will blow out ground up copies of the Free Press and (some) people can bask in the memory of their participation and support of yellow journalism at its best!
-families can foment negativity and alienate recruits, those more fervent can actually practice their "but what about me and mine?" booing from the stands in M stadium
-oh....and when it finally looks like, despite the turmoil, he has built a team and a system that even Brady Hoke can ride to 10 wins, let's fire him and hand the reigns to someone who used to be our defensive line coach and has what can only be described as a lackluster track record as a head coach to lead them team, cuz "family!" and "smashmouth!"
Say what you want about RR, but this program dodged a major bullet when it landed Harbaugh and that was in no way a guarantee at the time, far from it.
Hoke was a desperation hire b/c, quite frankly, no one wanted the job and the search became embarassingly long.
After Hoke ran the program (further) into the dirt, ask yourself what we would have done if we whiffed on Harbaugh? The coaching horizon for Michigan would have been extremely bleak and there is every chance that the program slides into a much longer and deeper decline.
Thank Dog we got him.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||my||
|5 weeks 1 day ago||little known tradition...||
but if you haven't been to a home in game in over 5 years, when you first enter the stadium gates you are supposed to drop your pants (underpants too) and run around screaming and hugging strangers.
The security staff will start a game called Tackle U and you must try to avoid them at all costs. They will make it look like they are arresting you, but really they are just welcoming you back and will personally escort you to your seat.
If you get new/inexperienced security staff, they can sometimes be unaware of the tradition, so just explain what you are doing and they should be good with that.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||grand haven||
close and great beaches
|5 weeks 4 days ago||I remember when a candy bar was a nickel!||
This whole place is going to hell in a handbasket!
|5 weeks 4 days ago||I loved season 1, for sure...||
[some spolier coming if you are catching up on it]
It was a truly ground breaking performance/program and season 2 isn't as good, but it is not terrible. Season 1 is just a tough act to follow.
I like everyone in season 2, with the exception of Kitsch as he is just re-hashing his role in Friday Night Lights as the disassociated, tortured hot guy with a dark past that broods and makes bad life decisions. Uhm....hide $20k in a bag in your washed up "Mom's" trailer then throw a tantrum when she finds/blows it?
I am okay with Vaughan's acting, but the writing for his character/story line is a mess, I mean....the ex-gangster trying to go legit and getting pulled back into his past life when some clandestine rival starts knocking people off and coming for him....that I can deal with, but all that WHILE he struggles with failed IVF and a weepy girlfriend who wants to fight with him about his "anti-adoption" attitude....a bit much there.
|6 weeks 6 hours ago||and||
neither have "fans" that boo
why would he?