an example of a CEO that is worth his pay

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    I remember a short time ago hearing all of the experts saying that Apple was history, they might as well close their doors. Steve Jobs came back to Apple and has led that company into record sales. This was on Drudge about Apple's announcement today of 2 new computers. My brother was smart enough to buy Apple stock at 13 dollars a share when the experts waere forecasting it's demise. Since then the stock split making his original price 6.50 a share. I just looked at the latest price. . . 80.47 per share. A good example of never giving up and working very hard to come up with the most innovative designs and quality product, an American company to be very proud of.

    Gordon Bethume is another example of a CEO that brought his company back from bankruptcy to one of the top airlines in the industry. Both of these guys earned the respect and admiration of the people that worked for them and with that you can do almost anything.


    http://today.reuters.com/news/newsa...874482_RTRUKOC_0_US-APPLE-MACWORLD.xml&rpc=23

    Apple debuts Intel iMac after record sales

    By Duncan Martell
    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Apple Computer Inc.(AAPL.O: Quote, Profile, Research) on Tuesday introduced a new iMac computer powered by an Intel chip and said iPods helped push holiday sales to a record $5.7 billion, near the top of Wall Street estimates and sending the company's shares up more than 6 percent.

    Speaking at the company's annual Macworld conference in San Francisco, Chief Executive Steve Jobs said the company sold 14 million iPods during the holiday quarter and 42 million to date. He also said the company's online iTunes store has so far sold 850 million songs.

    "And it still wasn't enough," Jobs said. "More iPods are on the way."
     
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    IPOD: The biggest fleece pulled over consumer eyes in years.
     
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    I love my IPod, it rocks!
     
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    How long have you had it?
     
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    Since last March.
     
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    Let me know how you like it 1 or 2 years from now...
     
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    Uh, ok.
     
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    Why? I just got one for Christmas. I'm starting to like my old Sony md better, the battery lasts longer - although it doesn't hold as many songs.
     
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    They're designed so that you have to replace them about every 18 months to 2 years. They got really busted on the battery debacle (you were instructed to just buy a new IPOD when your battery died, ie: would no longer hold a charge), which they managed to survive, but everyone I know who has an IPOD hasn't had it last longer than 2 years. Hard drives get corrupted. The buttons stop functioning. It's designed to be disposable, so you can buy the nano or the photo or the mini or whichever model they pop out.

    I actually hope I'm wrong, MtnBiker, and that you're IPOD lasts a long time, but if it mysteriously stops working in the next year, don't think you're the only one.
     
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    Ok, no big loss if it does. I won it as a promo anyway.
     

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