Jim I agree with you, but the funny thing is that Kodak`s stock prices have been going down since the early 90's. I would think even the dumbest MBA would have realized by now that their current strategies for boosting short term stock prices are not working.

IMO the problem is not in the search for the quick buck, but in the dumb search for the quick buck. Actually I think that a manager or CEO who is looking for quick profits has to be smarter and more on the ball than those who take the long term view, as they are taking quick risks and making intuitive desicions instead of using all the data available to them.