sterling donated a lot of money to blacks.
he was about to get a lifetime award from the naacp.
how many other wealthy white people of power say one thing to the public, yet say other things in private ?
While disc jockeying in radio in the south some years ago, I learned first hand that the best friend a media company has is the listeners / viewers. A seasoned pro DJ told me one day to listen to my listeners and to give them what they want. Their feedback was the most valuable thing a media company has. Not the talent or the equipment, but the opinions and desires of the listeners whom we served. If I were the CEO of a large cable company in the US today, I would make priority number one making sure that we kept costs down as low as possible and being the lowest price outlet for media and television on the planet. Now is the time to make Google and Facebook efforts not worth while and futile, because of undercutting them in pricing to the customer in his home. Now is the time to make sure TV roof antennas do not become the cheap easy way to enjoy network TV because of their low operational costs after initial purchase. Pricing end products to customers as low as possible does not weaken a company, it makes them unbeatable and grows a company like a wildfire. Sam Walton knew this. McDonald's knew this. Max Hess knew this. Henry Ford knew this.
Walmart reached its peak during Sam Walton's life, and is diseased and dying now that he is gone, because his idiot kids have no idea how to run the company like Sam did. Or why Sam did. Sam Walton did everything for the customer. He was job number one a servant of his customers. He would drive for miles to get a cheaper price on a product. He would discount as low as he could without damaging the company. In stores his return policies revolutionized retail. When he was alive, his stores were efficient, clean, big enough to drive growth but small enough to cut costs and undercut all competitors. His kids opened Walmart 24 / 7 and tripled their size per unit. Employee numbers went off the charts to staff the huge dinosaurs. Walmart failed to recognized Amazon as real competition till it was too late. Today, dirty stores with poor stocking and understaffed floors littler the United States. Smaller chains are eating away at Walmart's top line. Customers stand in line regularly up to one half hour waiting to check out, while most register lines stand unmanned and unused. This is the Cable TV industry today. Refusing to recognize change, customer service, proper maintenance and management, and refusing to even attempt to control costs. Their greedy grasping will not be their success, but their own suicide, as their misdirected efforts open doors to competition by shear size of the dinosaur beasts that they are.
He is the one making sure Comcast and cable TV outprices itself for the average American, forcing and opening new opportunities for new media to surface, be it by Facebook, Google, Dish, DirectTV, or whoever. Walmart and Sam Walton's idiot kids are learning this the hard way, playing catch up with Amazon and trying to keep their lunch from being eaten from the likes of Wegman's, Target, and others challenging their position around the country. Sam Walton knew how to undercut and bargain price. His kids don't. Sam knew how to serve the customer. He is why Walmart exists, and with his death so died the genius and growth model of Walmart leaving behind a decaying edifice of sloppy execution and one bad idea after another. Watch Comcast trot down this same path as fewer people buy their skying services and customer service gets worse and worse.
He reminds me of that character on Soupy Sales where all you see is his paw. Rugh, raah,, ruhh. Sharpton is a clown. All that's missing is the red rubber nose and the floppy shoes.
Sentiment: Strong Sell
rupert murdoch, fox news and the wall street journal can give master lessons in sleazy conduct.
April 29, 2014, 7:45 a.m. EDT
5 more reasons to hate your cable company
Sneaky fine print forces consumers to waive legal rights and could cost them thousands
Sentiment: Strong Sell
the skinny ninny has told big business that he has drawn another line in his play sand box.
he says he will change the requirement, that multinational companies can't get used lower foreign rates unless they are at least 50% foreign, up from 20%.
For weeks cnbc gurus didn't know why the big m & A in pharmacy stocks was occurring.
is it perhaps that cnbc is owned by Comcast, and the diversity moron Roberts wanted to protect Obama, and told cnbc to keep their mouths shut ?
I'm hoping I'll be one of the Comcast customers to be divested.
Roberts and Comcast both suck.
Many were cleaning up the park and forest area trails near Whalon Lake.Most were wearing green Earth Day shirts! A special shout out goes to a little girl about 7 years old in a girl scout type uniform who had a sack stuffed with trash!Then their was the fellows with the comcast cares shirts that were walking right over trash without picking anything up!
it was nice to see the market have a rough day but CMCSA not drop all the way to 47 the way it's been lately
Most of their traders are saying the long term outlook isn't that great.
geezzzzzzzzzzzzzz. I thought the name of the show was Fast Money, not long term investing watching paint dry.
No. TV programming should be free for the sonofapreach. He's ENTITLED to it!