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Discussion in 'Ethics and Philosophy' started by Curt, Mar 27, 2006.

  1. Curt

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    Wow! Completely trash a multi billion dollar world leading company... and then get ten mil for your troubles!
     
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    That is what you get for putting a whole lot of folks out of work. CEO's have been getting these bonuses forever. You will never lose money if you are the top dog.
     
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    I have found myself developing into a real grouch. Sorry, yall.
     
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    Well, let me say that: with a wage that big, you won't care what the APUG community thinks about you :smile:

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    Kind of says it all... "Perez affirms that film-based photography is in irreversible decline."

    Didn't I read something from him recently affirming Kodak's unwavering dedication to just that -- "film-based photography"? That's "unwavering"?

    White man --- check that --- CEO talk with forked tongue.

    Where did I store that "Calvin doing his thing to the Kodak logo" graphic....
     
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    I recently spoke about the motion picture film with a kodak rep who visited the set. As you may already know, kodak sold more movie film in the last two years than ever in the history of the company! thanks Perez
     
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    Come, come - if the company lost $1.37 billion, it's only fair that he should have a share of this!
     
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    Perez is a fine example of the "Peter Principle". Lets hope that when he is finished he doesn't go over to another photographic company and take it down.
     
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    Perez is a joke, a very expensive one!

    Cheers

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    No wonder Eastman Kodak need to use badly paid labour in China to produce so many products when their top brass have their snouts so deeply in the trough.
     
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    Hey, these CEO types get paid a lot of money to screw their companies into the ground. That's what they are paid to do. I know, I used to work for Lucent!
     
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    I don't know whether Perez is good, bad or indifferent.

    I do think, however, that it is true that the portion of the photographic business that is both analogue, and is the former mainstay of Kodak's commercial market, namely the casual snapshooter, is in "irreversable decline".

    The (analogue based) volumes will never be close to the same as before. The (analogue based) profits will certainly never be close to the same as before.

    As a result, the profits that flow to shareholders from the analogue portion of Kodak's business will never approach what they used to be.

    If Perez can bring Kodak back to financial health, that will be good.

    If Kodak continues to provide quality products to the substantial (but now much smaller) group of customers that appreciate and use analogue materials, that will be wonderful.

    Kodak still has a huge market capitalization, substantial gross revenues, huge amounts of valuable IP (both analogue, digital, and cross platform) and tremendous resources in its employees.

    If by focusing on (some might say pandering to) the capital markets that worship digital, Perez helps maintain Kodak as a viable player in the (now much smaller and focussed) analogue photography industry, he may (by accident or hidden plan) be the best friend that us lovers of analogue photography have.

    Again, I don't know whether Perez is good, bad or indifferent. I am sure, however, that it is absolutely critical to the health of Kodak that they deal with and respond to and attempt to shape the market as it is now, rather than the market from 20 years ago.