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Todd Dengler
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Dad, Husband, Christ Follower, Surfer, Website Developer
Dad, Husband, Christ Follower, Surfer, Website Developer

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Waiting for the day to begin.
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Exactly how long is long-term?

We, I, love Amazon. I not only buy products from them, I also store data there, I have a merchant account, have a Kindle Fire (don't love it), so much more. Love them.

Jeff Bezos has an incredible focus on long-term success, rightly so. And he is brave to do so because as you look around, even companies in strong cash positions like Facebook, people bow to quarterly wall street expectations.

But looking at this graph made me wonder, what does Jeff, or anyone, mean by long-term. The yellow line shows that Amazon has never made money (or pathetic amounts). Yet Revenue keeps growing because of Mr. Bezos' aggressive growth/new biz strategy.

Sixteen years later, there is still no money. So if you were sitting in 1997 would 16 years have been long-term? Or 25 years? Or 100? And should current shareholders have to wait 100 years to get returns? Is it possible for Amazon to be perpetually a revenue growth company and never make money? And is that ok?

These are hard questions. Amazon's stock is doing every well, off the blue line below. But the stock price is a reflection of future earnings, yellow line. At some point that has got to pick up beyond zero.
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A litte Journey moment
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just installed #Lion and i know it's already been talked about but i think the scrolling is going to take some getting used to.
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So, I guess I didn't really NEED to run the sprinklers this morning?
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