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If you're going to announce that you're about to issue 6m shares and lower guidance, you need to do with a heck of a lot more skill than these guys did. The confusion, negative sentiment and 35% or so stock price drop is due, in large part, to poor corporate communication. And this is a key part of management.

Madoff made promises that anyone with half of a functioning brain would have known were mathematically impossible. Bezos was getting people things they wanted for a great price at high speed.

Yes, of course it's more intuition, art than science. And one likes to seem some experience - as in Matthew Prince was at helm from day one and for 10 years before NET went public. If Fastly could bungle this communication maybe this lack of skill in communication shows up in other ways - marketing, sales, etc. And yes, this is all speculation and the stock may recover mightily.
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