Readers Comment on Two Michaels: Dell and Bloomberg

Jan 8 2014, 9:18am CST | by

Career Advice For Michael Dell
It’s very ironic: Michael Dell is hoping to pull a “Steve Jobs” with his return to the company he founded (“ You Won’t Have Michael Dell To Kick Around Anymore“). And his comeback plan is to become more like Apple: Vertical integration of software and hardware. And so far he’s taking his own advice to Steve Jobs: Return the money to investors. One has to wonder if he’ll act out the other half of that advice: Close the doors and turn out the lights?
POSTED BY Hawkeye/>/>

I hope Michael Dell can get back to his roots, engineering. Dell products have been slow to improve and incorporate new technology over the past five years. Dell used to be first to market, now they are close to last. Going private is not going to fix this problem as Acer, Asus and others feed on Dell’s customer base.
POSTED BY Dale Durbin/>

This is a great story, but it leaves one wondering why we should be rooting for Dell. I have a very, very tough time believing the thesis, “To do hard things, one must go private, denying the shareholders any of the potential upside.” Basically, the owners of Dell not named Dell were told, “This is the deal, take it or else, we’re about to make the company worth more money. Good-bye.” Michael Dell is one of the great entrepreneurs of our time and is a tremendous success story. There is not a shred of doubt of that. The no-option LBO is one of the more hideous elements of American business, however.
POSTED BY Mark Rogowsky/>

Bloomberg’s Next Step
Ex-mayor Big Gulp better be careful in China (“Michael Bloomberg: The Exit Interview“). If he tries to run everybody’s life there, he may find they aren’t friendly to being told anything.
POSTED BY Jakob Stagg/>/>

I wonder how long it will take for New Yorkers to figure out just how much they’ve lost and how much this man will be missed. He has turned a city around.
POSTED BY Gail Clough/>

 

Source: Forbes Apple

 
 

Don't miss ...

 

<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/30" rel="author">Forbes</a>
Forbes is among the most trusted resources for the world's business and investment leaders, providing them the uncompromising commentary, concise analysis, relevant tools and real-time reporting they need to succeed at work, profit from investing and have fun with the rewards of winning.

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

A8 Chip of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus Can Handle 4K Videos
A8 Chip of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus Can Handle 4K Videos
The WALTR developers find a great function of the A8 processor in the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus
 
 
$1 Samsung Galaxy S5 Best Buy Black Friday Deal is on Sale Now
$1 Samsung Galaxy S5 Best Buy Black Friday Deal is on Sale Now
The Best Buy Black Friday 2014 Deal on the Samsung Galaxy S5 is live now. You pay $1 on contract for the Samsung Galaxy S5.
 
 
The Best Black Friday iPad Deals
The Best Black Friday iPad Deals
The Apple iPad Black Friday 2014 Deals started to sell.
 
 
Amazon Black Friday 2014 Sale has Started
Amazon Black Friday 2014 Sale has Started
The Amazon Black Friday 2014 sale is officially here. Earlier than ever Amazon offers Black Friday 2014 deals.
 
 
 

Latest from the Network

14 killed in Afghanistan bombing
Kabul, Nov 23 (IANS) At least 14 people were killed and 35 wounded Sunday in a suicide bomb attack at a volleyball ground in Paktika province of Afghanistan, a source said. "The blast occurred late in the evening....
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Hamilton wins Abu Dhabi GP, World Championshi
Abu Dhabi, Nov 23 (IANS) Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton comprehensively won the season ending Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix and in the process also clinched the drivers' World Championship for the second time here...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
Iraqi forces attack IS-held towns
Baghdad, Nov 23 (IANS) Iraqi security forces attacked two towns held by the Sunni radical group Islamic State (IS) in Iraq's eastern province of Diyala Sunday, police said. Security forces backed by Shia militias and...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Walmart, Best Buy, Amazon and Sam's Club Black Friday 2014 Sales are Live
The big retailers cannot wait this year and launched Black Friday 2014 sales as early as Friday. These sales are the real deal offering deals that are advertised in Black Friday 2014 Ads. On Friday Walmart Black Friday...
Read more on Black Friday Countdown
 
Pune FC seal semifinal berth in King's Cup
Thimphu, Nov 23 (IANS) Pune FC thrashed Assam State Electricity Board FC 5-0 in a third round Group-B encounter to seal their place in the semi-finals of the 2014 King's Cup at the Changlimithang Stadium here Sunday....
Read more on Sport Balla
 
Australia the team to beat at World Cup: Vaughan
London, Nov 23 (IANS) Former England captain Michael Vaughan Sunday said that having hit upon a rich vein of form against South Africa, Australia have emerged as the front-runners and will be the team to beat at the...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
Taylor Swift to receive Dick Clark Award
Los Angeles, Nov 23 (IANS) Singer Taylor Swift has been named as the first recipient of Dick Clark Award For excellence at 2014 American Music Awards (AMAs). The 24-year-old, who is enjoying a great year with her...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Australia displace India as top ODI team
Dubai, Nov 23 (IANS) Four-time World Champion Australia Sunday returned to the top of the One-Day International (ODI) Team Rankings, displacing India, after defeating South Africa 4-1 in a five-match series, as per the...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
Iraqi court sentences Sunni politician to death
Baghdad, Nov 23 (IANS) An Iraqi court Sunday sentenced a former Sunni lawmaker to death on a criminal charge, an official said. "The Central Criminal Court issued today a verdict of death penalty for the former...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Amzon Black Friday 2014: $3.99 Blu-ray Movies
Black Friday 2014 Sales events are underway since Friday with the Amazon Black Friday 2014 Deals Week and the Walmart Black Friday Pre Sale. Walmart matched several advertised Black Friday 2014 deals of competitors on...
Read more on Black Friday Countdown