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Maneesh Godbole
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...McDonalds!
http://www.cnbc.com/id/100803033


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Steve Luke
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That is interesting, it is hard to believe you can meaningfully have Apple 'compete' against McDonalds. But I guess like Cramer said, they are both just trying to grab numbers (and I guess it just looks like different strategies to the same end to the stock market).


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Maneesh Godbole
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Exactly. This is why I hate these so called "analytical" and "insightful" articles from so called "experts".
Coming up with all new menu items is innovation? Really?
Martin Vajsar
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Wait a moment, please, this is meant to be a serious article?
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Martin Vajsar wrote:Wait a moment, please, this is meant to be a serious article?


Just what I was thinking. Parts of it read like something from the Onion.
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Personally, I have no issues with the comparison -- they are both publicly traded companies. They have a stock price, profit and losses, price to earning ratios, etc. etc. etc. Brokers/Analysts/Fund Managers make these comparisons all the time.

Extending the comparison to products, specifically either new products or changes to products, that can have an effect those numbers is valid in my opinion... Now, calling these product changes "innovation" is arguable, but you have to call it something...

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Martin Vajsar
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There is innovation and "innovation". How many billions of dollars has McDonalds spent developing its Late Night Breakfast?

(Of course, as the not-so-intelligent friend of Penny puts it, "printing menus for Cheesecake Factory is a science" )
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Martin Vajsar wrote:

(Of course, as the not-so-intelligent friend of Penny puts it, "printing menus for Cheesecake Factory is a science" )


Hey, it's a big menu! ;)

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Jaikiran Pai wrote:
Martin Vajsar wrote:

(Of course, as the not-so-intelligent friend of Penny puts it, "printing menus for Cheesecake Factory is a science" )


Hey, it's a big menu! ;)


"There's two pages just for desserts!" .... "I know. And those specials change every day!" ... That scene was hilarious, especially when penny said that she was adorable...

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Martin Vajsar wrote:Wait a moment, please, this is meant to be a serious article?


It was about Jim Cramer, and no one has taken him seriously since Jon Stewart crucified him in front of a live audience.

Beatrice might have been talking about him, when she said:

William Shakespeare wrote:
none but libertines delight in him; and the
commendation is not in his wit, but in his villany;
for he both pleases men and angers them, and then
they laugh at him and beat him.


Wait, a minute. That's not right. She was talking about Benedick. Jim Cramer wasn't even born yet. Never mind.
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Henry Wong wrote:Now, calling these product changes "innovation" is arguable, but you have to call it something...

Henry

For better or for worse, American Fast Food was a huge innovation and McD played a big role. In fact, considering the impact American Fast food has had all over the world and over generations, Apple still has at least 40 yrs to match that scale.


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Corporate mottos:

Apple: "Making innovative products that are a delight to use."

McDonalds: "Making innovative products that kill you."
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Bear Bibeault wrote:McDonalds's Big Tobacco: "Making innovative products that kill you."

fixed that for you...


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Yeah, that too, but I don't think anyone has called Big Tobacco "innovative". More like "despicable".
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Maneesh Godbole wrote:...McDonalds!
http://www.cnbc.com/id/100803033



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Maneesh Godbole wrote:Exactly. This is why I hate these so called "analytical" and "insightful" articles from so called "experts".
Coming up with all new menu items is innovation? Really?


I wonder why people hire for such positions. The article is attractive only because it sounds so foolish.
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Bear Bibeault wrote:Yeah, that too, but I don't think anyone has called Big Tobacco "innovative". More like "despicable".

Some would beg to differ.*


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fred rosenberger wrote:
Bear Bibeault wrote:Yeah, that too, but I don't think anyone has called Big Tobacco "innovative". More like "despicable".

Some would beg to differ.*

OK, so "despicably innovative"
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Bear Bibeault wrote:OK, so "despicably innovative"

Is that better or worse than "innovatively despicable"?
 
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