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  • Organic sales fall at Grainger in November  [View news story]
    should consider expanding portfolio of private brands to take advantage of strong global distribution and Grainger brand reputation.
    Dec 11, 2015. 09:19 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft Must Get Ford's Mulally  [View article]
    Both Boeing and Ford are mainly one product companies ( airplanes and cars). Henceforth, I do not think Mulally is the right candidate to lead a diversified and technological company like Microsoft.
    Nov 18, 2013. 08:13 AM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft: The Surface Bust And Windows Slump  [View article]
    MSFT reminds me of Kodak which depended on film profits ( MSFT depends on windows) until digital capture took over and you know the rest of the Kodak story.
    Jul 30, 2013. 09:46 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Telef√≥nica Puts Its Weight Behind Nokia  [View article]
    Totally agree with comments that consumers in the world have different needs and budgets. Henceforth, marketing and selling strategies should be different in each major geographic region; but, world wide product line up should be limited to only few models due to constant product innovation, to reduce inventory costs, reduce manufacturing switching costs, facilitate the full understanding of product features by retail store personnel who play a significant role in product acquisition particularly in underdeveloped nations.
    Jul 27, 2013. 08:39 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft Should End The Steve Ballmer Experiment  [View article]
    You can have the greatest products; but, if your employees are dissatisfied and work under a very harsh environment, it will be difficulty to deliver positive results on the long term. Products is a key factor; but employees have a similar weight in the success equation.
    Jul 22, 2013. 10:59 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft (MSFT): FQ4 EPS of $0.66 misses by $0.09. Revenue of $19.9B (+10% Y/Y) misses by $830M. Shares -4.2% AH. CC at 5:30PM ET (webcast). (PR[View news story]
    The reorganization is intended to correct past failures; henceforth, Ballmer had a good insight that he was not getting the results he expected in Q4. If something works, why change it?
    Jul 18, 2013. 05:26 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Commoditization Of Smartphones: Good Or Bad For Nokia?  [View article]
    In today's phone industry structure , is it better to go after an increase in share of market in units or go after a share of market measured in revenues?
    Jul 17, 2013. 09:57 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • More on Microsoft's (MSFT) reorg: Office chief Kurt DelBene is retiring, and advisor Craig Mundie is leaving the senior leadership team. Microsoft will be split along functional lines, such as engineering, sales, finance,and HR, that cross product boundaries. CTO Eric Rudder will run an Advanced Strategy & Research unit, Windows exec Tami Reller will head marketing, and COO Kevin Turner will continue to handle worldwide sales (but not marketing). Ballmer: "We will see our product line holistically, not as a set of islands." Sources tell Kara Swisher Microsoft might also see big changes in financial reporting, ones that could shield the performance of struggling units from investors' eyes. (the memos) (also[View news story]
    These reorganizations reminds me of Kodak few years ago.
    Jul 11, 2013. 10:16 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Steve Ballmer (MSFT +0.3%) has been working with only "a small group" of direct reports and board members on his restructuring plan, Kara Swisher reports. That naturally has many senior execs left out of the process on edge. Many expect Ballmer to start revealing his plans internally by month's end. One source: "It feels like it is going to be titanic — that Steve is doing this change for his legacy ... And it’s the first time in a long time that it feels like that there will be some major shifts, including some departures."  [View news story]
    As a result of the restructuring, stock will go up immediately , whether or not the restructuring is what MSF needs for long term
    Jun 24, 2013. 11:33 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Will Microsoft's Product Message Be Heard This Fall?  [View article]
    I believe that a selling price of $1000 for the Surface Tablet will drive MSFT share price up at least in the short term.
    Sep 4, 2012. 10:11 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • "The content that was once printed for distribution or portability is now simply being distributed or shared electronically," writes Deutsche's Chris Whitmore, summing up the long-term threat the printing industry is staring at. Whitmore estimates top vendors, including H-P (HPQ), Lexmark (LXK), and Xerox (XRX), have seen their sales fall at a 6% annual clip over the last 10 quarters. The depressed valuations assigned to the group show Whitmore is far from alone in being this pessimistic.   [View news story]
    Same as the photo printing industry (PPI) ; except that PPI started to decline 12 years ago.
    Aug 6, 2012. 06:39 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Herbalife, Nutrition Clubs, And End Consumers: A Look At The Company's Rules  [View article]
    Still do not understand how the Nutrition Clubs work and operate. In one instance, HL claims that part of their revenues come from Nutrition Clubs and later disclaims the existance of these such clubs.
    Aug 5, 2012. 02:16 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Xerox Is A Cash Machine  [View article]
    Key to growth will be ACS's ability to expand internationally while been able to successfully obtain the "cooperation" from Xerox international infrastructure....ACS Management lacks willingness to share power and decision making with Xerox International executioners.
    Apr 5, 2012. 12:53 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Xerox Is A Cash Machine  [View article]
    ACS's ability to expand internationally will be key to future growth. However, is ACS Management culture prepared to share decision making with Xerox International infrastructure?
    Apr 5, 2012. 12:53 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment