Skip to main content
Message Font: Serif | Sans-Serif
 
No. of Recommendations: 1
"why operating earnings are up only 3% in some areas in a good economy, despite access to effectively unlimited capital from head office for good opportunities."

So many reasons ... 1 after another:

a) those are not really "operating earnings". WEB incl a whole bunch of nonsense in his "operating earnings". It is another semantic screw-up by WEB. (like the 95 cents vs $1 & a dozen others I could point out) But, NO, WEB has you all trained so well to just parrot what he says that nobody points this out.

b) "in some areas in a good economy" ... the overall economy is not as good as you think & WEB's ignorance of the digital economy has him stuck in the not-so-good parts

c) WEB is ignorant of the digital economy & collects cigar-butts. Good opportunities are few & far-between in MANY of the areas of the economy where WEB has chosen to hide. Unlimited capital is at best useless when good opportunities are few & far-between.

If you'd all stop repeating this "wonderful" nonsense, a few lights would come on.
Print the post  

Announcements

What was Your Dumbest Investment?
Share it with us -- and learn from others' stories of flubs.
When Life Gives You Lemons
We all have had hardships and made poor decisions. The important thing is how we respond and grow. Read the story of a Fool who started from nothing, and looks to gain everything.
Contact Us
Contact Customer Service and other Fool departments here.
Work for Fools?
Winner of the Washingtonian great places to work, and Glassdoor #1 Company to Work For 2015! Have access to all of TMF's online and email products for FREE, and be paid for your contributions to TMF! Click the link and start your Fool career.