C'mon board. USB is in need of a makeover, so while we wait for USB to roll out a new plan, let's do a little brainstorming. Here's an idea....
Davis has made the point that he is not interested in acquisitions in markets where USB would not have or could not develop a leading position in the market, at least #3. So, apply that to ongoing effort to acquire a greater presence "across the pond." I would submit that USB is not likely to be a big player in any of the European or other foreign markets. They are not the only ones who want to expand in these markets and they simply do not have the wherewithall to compete on that scale. If that's the case then continuing with a strategy to grow foreign business through acquisition may be questioned. Perhaps in some targeted areas like corporate trust, this strategy works and wil pay off long term. But if there are assets that are available for sale in Europe, now may be a good time to sell to concentrate on commercial banking in the US,
This idea that USB needs a makeover was purely instigated by you, now you want to run with your own idea. Seems very arrogant and self-centered since you don't run the corporation. Of course, that's what we've come to know. What else would we expect from you or Bullie?
Since you're wasting your time, here's my idea --- both of you should go elsewhere ("get lost"). That will solve everyone's problems!!!!!
What a stupid post. You don't actually have an idea--have you ever had a real idea?--and yet you criticize someone who is attempting to suggest something that is at least plausible. You are the "very arrogant and self-centered" one, not me.
Yahoo message boards are intended in part to stimulate discussion. You disagree with me? Then point out the flaw in my idea. Or, expand on it. Modify it. Even better, suggest a better one and provide some rationale. That is called a "discussion." If you can't think of an idea--not everyone is an idea person--then at least find you dictionary (I hope you did not forget that) and look up the meaning of "keeping silent."