That lowers the odds pretty dramatically.
--Robb Ruyle, with Powderhorn Industries
Cheating is not the way to increase our armed forces. If the rules are too restrictive, and we need to loosen them, let's do that. We got into this mess that is killing and maiming our fine young men by avoiding the truth and bending the rules. It doen't make anyone proud of their achievements to know that they were made by breaking the rules. We would not have problems meeting our quotas if there were continued support for this war.
--Nancy Fiers, with Mountain Maples
Here's another "Stupid Marketing Ideas" played by huge corporations against their best interests.
1. Cellular companies pay billions in incentives and rebates to get customers to sign 2-year contracts.
2. The stock market and acquirers value cell companies primarily on the number of customers they have.
3. When the contracts are up, they offer expiring customers renewals at far less attractive terms and prices than offered new customers--or than competitors offer to "switchers".
When people had to change phone numbers to switch companies, these strategies made some sense, but no longer. Reminds me of the old adage that generals always prepare to fight the last war, but only idiots would fail to see that current policies are self-defeating.
What do you think?
--Sid Bursten, with Catalogixx LLC