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  • Russia takes aim at McDonald's as ties with U.S. worsen [View news story]
    400 outlets does not a key market make.

    It is not worth it to do business in some places.
    Jul 25, 2014. 03:29 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Stage Is Set... [View article]
    How can Herbalife be the largest health care company in the world when it is not even a health care company?
    Jul 22, 2014. 11:42 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • China food scandal drags in Starbucks, Burger King, McNuggets in Japan [View news story]
    These are the risks companies take when they do business in China.

    I'm surprised China hasn't found a way to steal KFC's or Coca-Cola's recipe already.
    Jul 22, 2014. 09:58 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Herbalife tries to preempt Ackman's show [View news story]
    @ SwalePie

    It is a matter of chance and luck. The more gullible a distributor's friends and family are, the better chance the distributor has to succeed.
    Jul 22, 2014. 09:52 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Herbalife tries to preempt Ackman's show [View news story]
    @ SwalePie

    I do know a distributor, and this distributor is not a person I would want to do business with, Herbalife or not. She tried to rope my mother into her distribution ring--thank goodness my mother had the good sense to decline.
    Jul 22, 2014. 09:49 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Herbalife tries to preempt Ackman's show [View news story]
    In a way, you are correct, but not in the way you think you are. Herbalife is the Freak Show, a carnival game in which the player has a slim chance of success. Ackman is the barker enticing you to win a prize by shorting HLF stock instead of buying the business opportunity.
    Jul 21, 2014. 04:18 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Netflix earnings day just a weekend away [View news story]
    Has the Census Bureau undercounted by that much?
    Jul 18, 2014. 11:33 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Google adds ex-Ford CEO Mulally to board [View news story]
    Or, one more person saying yes to whatever Page, Brin, and Schmidt want.
    Jul 16, 2014. 12:37 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry: Never Mind The Bears, I Won't Sell Below $30 [View article]
    $30? Did BBRY recently announce a 1:3 reverse split?
    Jul 8, 2014. 11:17 AM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How Warren Buffett Earns $900 In Dividends Per Minute [View article]
    Compounding is not a factor here because Berkshire does not reinvest dicidends.
    Jul 7, 2014. 01:32 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Can Samsung 'Galaxy Tab S' Crush Apple's Tablet Market Share? [View article]
    I see plenty of Samsung phones in the wild, but not Samsung tablets. Who's buying them other than retailers, anyway?

    And given Samsung tablets' market share, who's using the tablets after purchasing them? Web usage and spending statistics always skew disproportionately (overwhelmingly?) toward iPad.
    Jul 4, 2014. 03:53 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Nike: Soccer Will Be The Company's Next Big Growth Market [View article]
    More important than deals with national teams are Nike's deals with clubs and individual players. Nike sponsors Barcelona, Manchester United, Juventus, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Neymar, and any of these names will earn more for Nike than a deal with a national team.

    Adidas has been hit by Nike already--in two decades Nike has transformed from an upstart in soccer to a strong second place. I see the market share of both companies stabilizing relative to each other. Sponsorships cost more and more, and it would take an ungodly amount of money for Nike to poach one of Adidas' glamour contracts--say with FIFA, UEFA, Lionel Messi, or Real Madrid (forget about Bayern Munich, Adidas also owns about 10% of Bayern).

    If anything, both Nike and Adidas should watch out for smaller companies like Puma (who poached Arsenal from Nike), Under Armor (Tottenham Hotspur), and Warrior (both of its clubs, Liverpool and Sevilla, had excellent seasons).
    Jul 3, 2014. 06:46 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Seeking Delta [View article]
    I seek omicron and upsilon myself.
    Jun 17, 2014. 10:03 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Are Herbalife's Competitors Channeling Homer Simpson? [View article]
    Herbalife's growth is finite. There are only so many people around who are gullible enough to purchase modern snake oil. Perhaps Herbalife should expand to countries that still believe in the curative powers of witch doctors and rhinoceros horns.

    In the U.S., I'm guessing that there are a lot of people with many jars of Herbalife products in their closets and pantries.
    May 23, 2014. 03:07 PM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • In Defense Of Google Glass [View article]
    Two of your points do not add up. If Luxottica comes up with a Google Glass design inconspicuous enough to be used for spying, then the privacy problem will increase dramatically. Anyone who is wearing innocent looking prescription lenses could be recording you.

    You did not address other important areas--health and safety. Eyes are not made to focus on something so close to the face. Using Google Glass will be just as distracting than using a smartphone, if not more so.
    May 21, 2014. 08:24 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment