Originally posted by OutKast Searcher
reply to post by NorEaster
He is a cartoon character because he is saying that you have to pay money back that you voluntarily borrow???
I don't think you realize how much of a minority OWS is...you are talking like you really have a 99% consensus and that everyone agrees with your way
A majority does. In polls, it ranges from over 65% to nearly 80%. Not only that, but the facts speak for themselves. You won't ever be allowed to
build a major corporation unless you've been granted that privilege through hiring one of the "management professional" that the 1% has cleared to
run your corporation. In fact, you won't even be allowed to compete against any major corporation unless you've signed on with that very specific
hiring move. How do I know this? From experience.
Do a Google search on FlexPLM, and discover how it's revolutionized the product development process in the Retail Footwear and Apparel (RFA)
Industry. Note that it is poised to transform the way that the Process Industry designs, develops and manufactures its products, and how it's making
deep inroads into Biotech and even Consumer Products (like shampoos and non-discrete manufacturing in general). This FlexPLM solution has already been
worth hundreds of millions to the corporation that bought it, and the promise is virtually limitless, and yet the small company that actually invented
it was forced to sell it (and be dismantled after acquisition) for pennies on the dollar to that corporation or face obliteration by the PLM Industry
and its banking partners.
The small company was Aptavis Technologies, and it tried for nearly two years to survive after having Nike, Reebok, Jones NY, Liz Claiborne,
Timberland, and a host of smaller brands declare it to be their own future PLM solution with a 15% penetration commitment (standard for any large
implementation involving enterprise-wide solutions). That woke up the entire PLM Industry - which had gone 10 full years without even trying to
address the RFA non-linear product development process issues with an adequate software solution, alienating that industry completely as a result -
and the result was an immediate moratorium on all lines of liquidity capital for this small upstart until "something could be worked out".
This crashed the profile of Aptavis, and caused the OEMs to freeze their projects at 15%, and after some months of real hardship, the role of
"savior" was given to the corporation that now owns FlexPLM, and a full year of "managed acquisition" began, which involved efforts to destroy the
FlexPLM brand so that the acquisition would actually involve only the "part manager" (basic structure of the product) which could then be slipped
into that corporation's flagship solution as an "improvement", causing the FlexPLM product to literally disappear. Of course, buying only a
"part" of that solution would be much cheaper than buying an entire company, and naturally, that was the plan. That it was leveraged by collusion
between the buyer and all available credit sources (the lifeblood of any business, large, medium or small) was never a legal concern, since laws are
one thing and enforcement of laws in quite another thing altogether.
I managed the PR and marketing battle for that little company, and when the acquisition finally occurred, we'd only lost 60% of the product and
company value, but we did manage to survive the acquisition whole (much to the irritation of the acquisition management team). I was quickly fired -
only after teaching the new bosses how to even address the RFA Industry and repair the damage they'd already done over the years with their dismissal
of what's since proven to be their actual salvation as a company.
My point is that we had everything it takes to be successful in the business world. We had the idea, we had enormous customers who loved us and our
product. We had an open lane that no one had ever figured out how to address. The one thing that we didn't do was realize that none of the elite
level of business professionals would ever see any short term benefit to themselves in taking our little company on as a growth opportunity. Instead,
they decided that it'd be best to rip us to pieces and give our revolutionary solution to one of their own, who was running the company who
ultimately won the product for themselves at a bargain basement price.
Because we weren't from that specific business/culture segment, we were not allowed to succeed, and if you think you can succeed without any business
line-of-credit, then you just don;t know anything about running a real business.
This is what the OWS is about for the rest of the 99%. Simple fair play without different rules for the top 1% and their kind.