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

    Quote Originally Posted by ReformCollege View Post
    Oh and taking a dig at my business understanding just makes you look stupid when you turn around and say you're not interested in discussing business. I suppose it's easier for you to argue from a position of ignorance.
    What? I was just expressing my skepticism of the OP's understanding of business. The reason I stated that I wasn't interested in discussing business practices was because it was completely irrelevant to my first post in the thread. Again, I just wanted to point out a misinterpretation that the OP made regarding the article.
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    Re: Apple's Tim Cook: Business isnít just about making a profit

    Quote Originally Posted by ReformCollege View Post
    It's always interesting to watch what happens. Unless your own money is involved of course, then it's maddening. I'm just saying that at this exact moment in time there is valid concern that what Apple is doing is completely uninspiring. That's just what I'm seeing from Tim Cook at the moment, but maybe I'll be pleasantly surprised.
    We'll see. I'm not too concerned personally, and likely wouldn't get too worked up even if I were a stock holder. But that's just a temperament thing.

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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?
    My complaint (of which I didn't really have one) is this meme of everything being sold to us as "green"... it's pure crap. And if anyone is investing in this basis then I feel sorry for them. A fool and their money are soon parted.
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    Re: Apple's Tim Cook: Business isnít just about making a profit

    The new CEO is not unlike Paris Hilton using daddies money to promote a 'cause'. Good for him and all that...but lets not be silly. APPLE is an economic monster and has been ALL ABOUT profit.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Well, that's what shareholders want to hear....Your investment isn't about making a profit....So, I wonder now how long before Apple becomes yet another 'used to be' on the trash heap of good companies ran into the ground by poor businessmen with stupid ideas?
    Of course, after Apple already made piles and piles of money over the past 30-years - it's not about profit anymore....

    I would love to see that dummy tell that to an individual with a struggling business.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Nick View Post
    Of course, after Apple already made piles and piles of money over the past 30-years - it's not about profit anymore....

    I would love to see that dummy tell that to an individual with a struggling business.
    Not to mention that when left to sink and sink, should Apple become one of the 'used to be greats', then progressives will blame their decline somehow on the banks rather than the fools errands that wasted the money in the first place.
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    Re: Apple's Tim Cook: Business isnít just about making a profit

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Nick View Post
    Of course, after Apple already made piles and piles of money over the past 30-years - it's not about profit anymore....

    I would love to see that dummy tell that to an individual with a struggling business.
    A business has to have a profit to survive. After it is profitable and continues to be profitable it can do some other things. But those things disappear if profit disappears.

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