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    Re: Apple's Tim Cook: Business isnít just about making a profit

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    J, why do you do this nonsense. I've had one clear point all along. There is likely something you don't know. Why is that difficult for you? S
    Perhaps, but my best guess is that he is mad that Cook and Apple doesn't have anything enticing on the table, so Cook is lashing out defensively, trying to change the conversation.

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    Re: Apple's Tim Cook: Business isnít just about making a profit

    Quote Originally Posted by ReformCollege View Post
    Perhaps, but my best guess is that he is mad that Cook and Apple doesn't have anything enticing on the table, so Cook is lashing out defensively, trying to change the conversation.
    Maybe. But we you don't really know. Do we?

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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    Re: Apple's Tim Cook: Business isnít just about making a profit

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    You've continually applied a point of view which is almost entirely irrelevant to the situation. There wasn't much politics here. Continue to ignore all of the facts, stand on your mountain made of ant hills, and trumpet the call to profit all you want. However, you have continually ignored all of the following:

    1) Apple has done incredibly well for its stockholders and remains a juggernaut in the industry.

    2) Apple has rebuilt its company image on being more green-friendly for years after being trashed in the past by not doing so. Since then, Apple's image has remained strong (not without problems stemming from patent lawsuits and overseas accounts, but positive enough) and the stock has done incredibly well.

    3) Apple's problem as of late has not been the misapplication of money, but perhaps, rather, the lack of spending money.

    4) The proposal was rejected by over 97%. Almost all involved agreed that a profit-only proposal was bonkers

    To summarize: what on earth are you actually complaining about?
    1. It really hasn't done that well as of lately. Its still down almost $200 from its high.

    2. How do you define "incredibly" well?

    3. And a lack of innovation with their products that has allowed Google's Andriod a foot in the door.

    4. It was to send a message.

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    Re: Apple's Tim Cook: Business isnít just about making a profit

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Maybe. But we you don't really know. Do we?
    Well in that case we don't really know if you're right anyways?

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    Re: Apple's Tim Cook: Business isnít just about making a profit

    Quote Originally Posted by ReformCollege View Post
    Perhaps you could enlighten us exactly what Apple is doing that is so important besides making a profit?
    According to Tim Cook: "A lot of things". I don't study what Apple does outside of earning profit. All I know is that Apple puts money into "green projects". If you want more information, ask Apple what they do.
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    Re: Apple's Tim Cook: Business isnít just about making a profit

    Quote Originally Posted by ReformCollege View Post
    Well in that case we don't really know if you're right anyways?
    True. So other should do like you and allow for the possibility of being wrong. Not defend a guess as if it were the gospel.

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    Re: Apple's Tim Cook: Business isnít just about making a profit

    Quote Originally Posted by ReformCollege View Post
    Perhaps you could enlighten us exactly what Apple is doing that is so important besides making a profit?
    From the post above this one:

    You've continually applied a point of view which is almost entirely irrelevant to the situation. There wasn't much politics here. Continue to ignore all of the facts, stand on your mountain made of ant hills, and trumpet the call to profit all you want. However, you have continually ignored all of the following:

    1) Apple has done incredibly well for its stockholders and remains a juggernaut in the industry.

    2) Apple has rebuilt its company image on being more green-friendly for years after being trashed in the past by not doing so. Since then, Apple's image has remained strong (not without problems stemming from patent lawsuits and overseas accounts, but positive enough) and the stock has done incredibly well.

    3) Apple's problem as of late has not been the misapplication of money, but perhaps, rather, the lack of spending money.

    4) The proposal was rejected by over 97%. Almost all involved agreed that a profit-only proposal was bonkers

    To summarize: what on earth are you actually complaining about?

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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    Re: Apple's Tim Cook: Business isnít just about making a profit

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    True. So other should do like you and allow for the possibility of being wrong. Not defend a guess as if it were the gospel.
    I always allow for the possibility of being wrong. But I still consider what the most likely option is. And in this case, do I think its more likely that Apple has a trick up its sleeve or its merely being defensive because those who are most closely related to the company that do not actually work for it aren't impressed with the direction the company is headed?

    Probability tells me the later is more likely true.

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    Re: Apple's Tim Cook: Business isnít just about making a profit

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    From the post above this one:

    You've continually applied a point of view which is almost entirely irrelevant to the situation. There wasn't much politics here. Continue to ignore all of the facts, stand on your mountain made of ant hills, and trumpet the call to profit all you want. However, you have continually ignored all of the following:

    1) Apple has done incredibly well for its stockholders and remains a juggernaut in the industry.

    2) Apple has rebuilt its company image on being more green-friendly for years after being trashed in the past by not doing so. Since then, Apple's image has remained strong (not without problems stemming from patent lawsuits and overseas accounts, but positive enough) and the stock has done incredibly well.

    3) Apple's problem as of late has not been the misapplication of money, but perhaps, rather, the lack of spending money.

    4) The proposal was rejected by over 97%. Almost all involved agreed that a profit-only proposal was bonkers

    To summarize: what on earth are you actually complaining about?
    I responded to that in post 113

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    Re: Apple's Tim Cook: Business isnít just about making a profit

    Quote Originally Posted by Robbie Loucks View Post
    According to Tim Cook: "A lot of things". I don't study what Apple does outside of earning profit. All I know is that Apple puts money into "green projects". If you want more information, ask Apple what they do.
    So you're defending the fact that Apple is disappointing on profits because of "everything else" but you have no clue what that "everything else entails." How convenient of a position.

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