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Spinning off from a moribund corporation engaged in a business that produces more toxic waste than revenue constitutes an escape, and may be well worth the short-term shortfall in net earnings. The new corporation is free to live or die under an ecologically sound business model, in keeping with the new millennium. I remember Lee Iacocca taking on Chrysler for a dollar a year, (plus the possibility of directly profiting from his efforts).
My own mid-life crisis resulted in spinning off from Dragon Lady enterprises, and substantial new growth, gaining venture capital from an attractive new-generation investor (she's 35). The divorce and subsequent reduction in my book value turned out to be a speed bump, not a dead end.
Allegory aside, most of the things we do are connected with a desire to change our feelings. Make lemonade from those lemons, and exact the best revenge: living well. My obvious happiness eats at the heart of the Chairman of Dragon Lady Enterprises (lately a penny stock). :-))) Hyakunen (changing, changing)
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