Destruction of Apple as a Brand thanks to poor regulation, and activist shareholders.
The actions of Carl I. are not good for commerce, and especially not good for Apple. He represents opportunists and frankly hides behind the veil of what was once considered honorable, being a true investor and shareholder, holding "shares" and interest in a company, now he is acting like he is righteous, pompous and intelligent, oh such a privilege has been bestowed on him only because he bought shares. I highly doubt he even owns an iphone, or ipad or even uses itunes, or understands current business.
All this is show business, using CNBC and others as platforms, to get a message out in order to pump a "price" and make hundreds of millions of dollars for a few hours of work. The followers and "likers" are happy as they get what they really want, a potential share pop short term.
This is NOT in the best interest of wall street, nor is it in the best interest of the brand, or the company, and is a very sad situation, when one person just because they have billion of dollars, can change the direction or influence a company originally built on vision, innovation and entrepreneurship.
Probably there needs to be regulation in this area to mitigate activist shareholders from day trading, and manipulating the markets, which de facto is basically what he's doing, in order to make money out of thin air. This is not capitalism, is it ? or is it ? Does having several Billion dollars make one more of a human than others, should we as a society re-look at these types of situations more carefully now as times have changed?