The one question I always detest during a job interview is "Where do you see yourself in five years?" Honestly, if I had limited my career path to only what I could envision, I would have missed out on quite a few challenging but amazingly rewarding projects. Publicly traded companies, however, owe shareholders, at the very least, a glimpse into near-term plans.
In January 2005, Echo Global Logistics (NASDAQ:ECHO) commenced operations. In October 2009, it listed on the Nasdaq. In 2011, it laid out an aggressive and lofty five-year target. The first component was to achieve annual total revenue of $1.3 to $1.5 billion by 2015, which represented a tripling of 2010 revenue. A second objective was...
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