Shady, if not exactly "evil"
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- Definitely shrewd but I wouldn't say evil. It's business...Apr 14, 2012
- No worries. Hire more lobbyists and make some strategic campaign donations and these charges will go away. It's how we do business,Apr 14, 2012
- all happy!
for all!Apr 14, 2012
- The following business insider article does a good job explaining the implications and possible reasons for such a split:
http://www.businessinsider.com/explainer-everything-you-need-to-know-about-googles-weird-stock-split-2012-4Apr 14, 2012
- The business insider piece is good. I will say that since companies have been allowed to do this sort of thing, the ones that stand out for it aren't known for thier innovation, let alone openness. I'm thinking of companies like Viacom or Liberty Media Group (as well as Comcast). These are enities known for savvy deal making by the people (familes) who control them, not creative or beloved products and services. It also strikes me that it stands in pretty big juxtaposition to the symbolic way in which Google went public too. I stand by my previous assertion that it's in the company's best interest to have the founders retain control of it, but perhaps this is an "unGoogley" way to achieve that- if there is a way at all.Apr 14, 2012
- I say, make MG the ONLY P.R. director at Google... And tie his.compensation to GOOG stock performance.. for the next 10 years... and then live-stream the whole thing on Google+!!!Apr 15, 2012