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|10 weeks 7 hours ago||(No subject)||
|11 weeks 5 hours ago||Correlation does not imply||
Correlation does not imply causation.
|11 weeks 5 hours ago||nvm||
|11 weeks 6 hours ago||A different take||
The price at which a stock trades has, or should have, little bearing on how a CEO is perceived with certain exceptions (see Elon Musk). Once a stock prices for an IPO any consideration of how the trading price reflects on a CEO is ill-advised. The trading price is subject to supply and demand and market perception.
In the case of Domino's the $14 IPO price was under the expected price range of $15-17. Why? The company was almost $1 billion dollars in (long term) debt and if everybody knows that you need to make money then you will get low-balled. Simple as that.
Now, does the size of long term debt (the worst kind for a company's stock) reflect on the CEO? Absolutely. Remember though, at that time 65% of Domino's was owned by Bain Capital (Mitt Romney's company) who, at that time, had the power to dictate the direction of a private company. Regardless, the state of Domino's at this time was poor and they needed an injection of capital. That is the biggest indictment on DB.
Is it all on the CEO? Hindsight being 20/20 the answer is no. 2007 saw a beginning to the huge decrease in discretionary spending in the US economy. People were not eating out. Grocery chains then saw their stock prices begin outperform the market in the wake 2008. The fact that the stock price increased after the greatest economic setback of our lifetime does not relfect on the CEO very much. Rather, it speaks to the business acumen of Bain to go public, maintain company with a stable stock price when all others are failing, then take off when the market rebounds.
LET ME MAKE THIS CLEAR. I am not a DB supporter but I am a registered stockbroker. This was meant to provide objectivity, not to support Brandon. Does he have a role in the high amount of debt that forced Domino's hand to go public? Maybe, I don't know. Pobably. One thing that is clear is that this scenario as presented is not really an indictment on the ability of Dave Brandon as a CEO.
|12 weeks 6 days ago||Gandalf as Dave Brandon and||
Gandalf as Dave Brandon and Bilbo as Michigan Fans
|26 weeks 3 days ago||But who are his 5 Best||
But who are his 5 Best Rappers of all time?
|27 weeks 5 days ago||Definately read if you've||
Definately read if you've already started. You miss details, some bigger than others, when you only watch the show. The show sometimes glosses over what the books go into detail about and also necessarily omits some material. The show also details what the books only discuss through third parties. At that point it feels as if the show is offering 'extra' content if you've already read.
While most point to book 4 as the weakest of the series, it is likely due to the fact that some of the most important characters are absent. The fifth book has become Martin's best work in my opinion. It is the most intelligent book in the series offering the most compelling character development and moral challenges. However, this was not apparent on the first read due to the sheer size of the book.
I was actually a little disappointed immediately after book five and it wasn't until closer examination and rereads that I realized how much GRRM had grown since the first few books. I actually consider, between books, reading if for a third time. Its that dense that it continues to reward me. Of course there are a series of essays that I attribute to my greater understanding.
They are located here:
(MAJOR BOOK 5 SPOILERS!! DO NOT CLICK THE FOLLOWING LINK UNLESS YOU WANT BOOK 5 TO BE SPOILED) fair warning
|27 weeks 5 days ago||Great episode. I loved it||
Great episode. I loved it even if it took a bit to long to get here.
|35 weeks 5 days ago||True||
The book doesn't come right out and tell you who did it - the book shows you without telling and yes, it's pretty obvious. He might as well have said the name.
|41 weeks 5 days ago||I would stay away from a||
I would stay away from a "good deal" concerning precious metals unless your not talking about the actual price of the commodity and instead referring to commissions or service charges. The price is the price.
|1 year 3 weeks ago||brought to you by beer||
Bluto: Hey! What's all this negativity stuff? Why are you all still bitching around here?
MGoBlog: Let it go. Season's over, man. OSU is gonna drop the big one.
Me: What? Over? Did you say "over"? Nothing is over until we decide it is! Was it over when Tacopants missed that block against App. State? Hell no! (...) And it ain't over now. 'Cause when the goin' gets tough...
...the tough get goin'! Who's with me? Let's go!
[runs out of the room alone, comes back]
Bluto: What the fuck happened to the Michigan I used to know? Where's the spirit? Where's the guts, huh? This could be the greatest game of our lives, but you're gonna let it be the worst. "Ooh, we're afraid to go with you Bluto, we might get embarassed." Well just kiss my ass from now on! Not me! I'm not gonna take this. Miller, he's a dead man! Shazier, dead! Urban Meyer...
|1 year 6 weeks ago||I know hindsight is 20/20 and||
I know hindsight is 20/20 and all but here is my take:
Center your offense around a quick hitting short to intermediate passing game to neutralize the down-hill flowing LBs and pass rush. All manor of TE and slot passes would be the focal point (curls, crossing patters, angle routes, seam routes and even some screens. Use option rushing attack with delay and draw run plays to keep them guessing all the while use double moves with more frequency throughout the game to go for the home run later. Make the LBs cover and take them away from the line of scrimmage. You would have a set of high percentage plays that you liked against both zone and man press to use when you thought appropriate.
I know this is easy to say after the fact but I can't help but think of 2006 when Troy Smith and OSU used some of this to neutralize our pass rush and move the chains. What gets me is that today UM was running downfield passing plays that were the equivalent of five step drops and you saw the results.
Edit: yeah, number 1 from the post above me
|1 year 6 weeks ago||STAEE||
The most.....ok the second most STAEE pic
|1 year 6 weeks ago||Jake Butt||
I think that the short to intermediate range passing game will be key to moving the ball. I thought Butt had a chance for a breakout before the AJ Williams suspension, now I think his blocking will be depended upon and he will get a good bit of playing time.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||Have you ever been in a||
Have you ever been in a Turkish prison?
|1 year 12 weeks ago||Snowflake? Gardener seems||
Snowflake? Gardener seems likely to return for his last year of eligibility at this point.
|1 year 13 weeks ago||More Pipkins? If one man can||
More Pipkins? If one man can demand a double team then the other lineman have a 1v1 matchup most of the time and we haven't seen that out of this line.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||I think Henne is a perfect||
I think Henne is a perfect example of this. He showed somewhat surprising speed when he scrambled, which was rare.
|1 year 15 weeks ago||I'm of the mind that Dymonte||
I'm of the mind that Dymonte Thomas will become the starting safety a la Kovacs and Gordon will resume his free safety type position at some point throughout the year. Wilson just hasn't inspired much and that's not a knock on him. Rarely do underclassmen make good safeties. I just think that Thomas is that type of rare player that will demand to see the field.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||The Michigan Athletics||
The Michigan Athletics Network = The MAN Channel. While I would be ok with this, something like MGoBlueTV seems more likely if it were going to broadcast womens athletics.
I'll just go back to my sexist hole in the earth.
|1 year 18 weeks ago||Considering what I saw out of||
Considering what I saw out of freshman Nelson Agholor last year, USC will be just fine at WR.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||(No subject)||
|1 year 24 weeks ago||School budget but...||
I refitted a few years ago and love my r7 superquad. It took me half a season to get the weights right but now that I did I can't imagine using anything else. I have the r7 woods to match.
|1 year 25 weeks ago||Just last week a man was||
Just last week a man was arrested for masturbating while riding his bike through the diag.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||>implying||
Hand Peppers Furbush
|1 year 28 weeks ago||Never forget.||
Delany's nuts are likely still in Madison.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||I think the show will attempt||
I think the show will attempt the unenviable task of combining books 4 and 5 in order to maintain the flow of the realm's events. I can't imagine a season without Danaerys, Jon Snow or anyone else in the north.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||Season 4 is best season||
I think that season four will be, from start to finish, the best season yet. Splitting the 3rd book in two seasons has given the show the benefit of showcasing some of the best, most world altering events without having to gloss over too much.
The best battles, the most 'fuck yea' moments, and the 'finally' events happen in the 3rd book. It is also the book were whatever you thought might happen, changes, We got a taste of this with Robb this past episode.
I'm not trying to spoil, but to give some encouragement to those still in shock or angered by this show after what we saw tonight.
|1 year 28 weeks ago||I think the Ironborn story||
I think the Ironborn story will/should focus of getting Victarion 'out to sea' if you're picking up what I'm putting down. While still unresolved, him reaching his destination portends to have effects on the storylines of other major characters. Euron is the wildcard, still. I thinks that's vague enough for the non readers.
|1 year 29 weeks ago||Yes, I would like some Juju||
Yes, I would like some Juju Smith please. It was just last season that I was complaining about the distinct lack of Frobozz Tamoshanter's on these teams lately. Now with Wilton Speight, Ondre Pipkins, C'sonte York, Mo Ways, and Jabrill Peppers among others, I feel much better about this situation.