[linux-elitists] sometimes infoweek has good stuff.

Ben Woodard ben@valinux.com
Fri May 5 13:10:21 PDT 2000


This from the head of the company whose marketing slogan is "we're the
dot in dot com"

-ben


> I've clipped it down to the amusing detail
> 
> ----- Forwarded message from InformationWeek -----
> 
> ** Sun CEO McNealy A Stand-Up Comic?
> 
> God forbid David Letterman should have another heart attack. But 
> if he does, maybe Sun Microsystems CEO Scott McNealy could stand 
> in for him. 
> 
> Speaking earlier this week to a group of investors at the Merrill 
> Lynch computer technology conference in New York, McNealy killed 
> with his Lettermanesque "Top 10 Signs a Company's Market Cap Is 
> Inflated." Here it is, courtesy of Reuters:
> 
> 10. They have an 'E' or an 'I' or a 'dot com' as part of their 
> name. 
> 
> 9. Employees' pagers can only receive stock prices. 
> 
> 8. The initial vesting period closed yesterday, and today the 
> office is empty.
> 
> 7. There are more dogs and cats in their offices than employees. 
> 
> 6. Employees are heard saying, "Profits are so yesterday." 
> 
> 5. The accounts-receivable sign hangs over a toilet. 
> 
> 4. The value of cars in the parking lot exceeds the company's 
> revenue by a factor of four. 
> 
> 3. The investor-relations department reports to marketing. 
> 
> 2. Zero revenues but enough cash to purchase Iceland. 
> 
> 1. Employees ask, "Hey, dude, what does the P in P&L stand for?"
> 
> - Jim Nash
> 
> 
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