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Damn, WonderPup is up to 431 recs. It's got to be a record. And well deserved.

For my part-

I was thinking about the future of TMF the other day. I may have to pick up the pace if I am going to get one of those gold stars.

Everyone seems to have decided that TMF was blind-sided. They couldn't have seen it coming. They were victims of the economy. Blown up by the bubble. Even most of the recently departed don't seem to realize how arrogant TMF was with other people's money and their lives. Hell, all they had to do was read the boards.

The thing that shook me to the core when I toured TMF was the amount of money an hour the place HAD TO BE hemorrhaging. If I knew it in 20 minutes, a few managers with decision-making power should have been canned.

Another point of view-
<<I was fortunate enough to tour Fool HQ about one year ago as well. However it wasn't obvious to me. Can you tell me the signs?>>

See above. See below.

People. People elbow to elbow. People sitting in rooms and hallways. And as you said, very few writers. A ton of Admin and techies, but very few writers (for the size of the organization).

PEOPLE. The most expensive thing a business can have.

But it isn't the fault of the people. It is the fault of the “visionaries.”

I used to think the biggest mistake they made was not striking while the iron was hot and cashing in on the IPO craze.

The boys will end up taking the biggest round trip of them all. They didn't just buy shares in or, they missed the IPO prize.

Well, they can always go back to writing a newsletter.
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