Attracting talent outweighs sharehold...

Attracting talent outweighs shareholder's 'windfall'

There are 11 comments on the The Indianapolis Star story from Mar 3, 2007, titled Attracting talent outweighs shareholder's 'windfall'. In it, The Indianapolis Star reports that:

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Catfish

United States

#1 Mar 3, 2007
Your point is well taken...and it makes sense.

But even as a conservative, these days I dwell much on not what the super rich should do with their money from a legal standpoint...but from a community standpoint. Maybe it's rose-colored...I don't know.
Third Eye Open

AOL

#2 Mar 3, 2007
Catfish wrote:
Your point is well taken...and it makes sense.
But even as a conservative, these days I dwell much on not what the super rich should do with their money from a legal standpoint...but from a community standpoint. Maybe it's rose-colored...I don't know.
It makes NO sense. These guys pack the board with their buddies and cash in. Look at Anthem, Glasscock is getting merit pay of $42.5 million! Look at Nardelli, he ran Home Depot into the ground, and for a five year period, he left with some $200 million in salary, bonus, stock, stock options, and other perks.$200,000,000!!!! WTF

“Si Vis Pacem, Parabellum”

Since: Feb 07

Fort Thomas, KY

#3 Mar 3, 2007
Worry about yourself and quit bitching about how much money someone else is making. I want top talent running the companies I invest in.
Third Eye Open

AOL

#4 Mar 3, 2007
Colaxais wrote:
Worry about yourself and quit bitching about how much money someone else is making. I want top talent running the companies I invest in.
I am worried about myself. I invest in these companies. It doesn't take 200 million freakin dollars to get top talent. Are you saying Warren Buffet should stop bitching? He's been one of most vocal critics of this abuse. Get a grip!

“just believe”

Since: Mar 07

Huntington

#5 Mar 3, 2007
Colaxais wrote:
Worry about yourself and quit bitching about how much money someone else is making. I want top talent running the companies I invest in.
Sounds more like marking a deck of cards and scaming people than it does trying to get top talent. They said old Mitch was top talent and look how he scamed the tax payer of Indiana. Ask the people over at I P L who lost all the money while Mitch used a tax write by giving it to charity.
Golden Shower Parachute

AOL

#6 Mar 3, 2007
Colaxais wrote:
Worry about yourself and quit bitching about how much money someone else is making. I want top talent running the companies I invest in.
Nardelli sure was "top talent". I run my own company and it ain't that hard. I could have run Home Depot and certainly done no worse, and done it for 1% of what he made, and I would still have been a multi-millionaire. This good ole boy network of revolving CEO's and Chairmen needs to stop!
lastrep

South Bend, IN

#8 Mar 3, 2007
Catfish wrote:
Your point is well taken...and it makes sense.
But even as a conservative, these days I dwell much on not what the super rich should do with their money from a legal standpoint...but from a community standpoint. Maybe it's rose-colored...I don't know.
How do you know they don't do for the community? I would suggest that they do.
lastrep

South Bend, IN

#9 Mar 3, 2007
Third Eye Open wrote:
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I am worried about myself. I invest in these companies. It doesn't take 200 million freakin dollars to get top talent. Are you saying Warren Buffet should stop bitching? He's been one of most vocal critics of this abuse. Get a grip!
One of the worlds richest men griping about someone making big bucks doesn't particularly impress me.
Pure Greed

Louisville, KY

#10 Mar 3, 2007
Charles Burkhart:
If you think it takes multi-millions of dollars to attract top talent to run a water company, I have this lovely bridge in Florida I would love to sell you.
lastrep

South Bend, IN

#11 Mar 3, 2007
Pure Greed wrote:
Charles Burkhart:
If you think it takes multi-millions of dollars to attract top talent to run a water company, I have this lovely bridge in Florida I would love to sell you.
Who sold it to you?
Catfish

Indianapolis, IN

#12 Mar 7, 2007
lastrep wrote:
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How do you know they don't do for the community? I would suggest that they do.
I know, man...and I'm sure they do to some extent...but wouldn't it be nice to see someone who made $100m a year give 10% all the time? I give 10% of every penny I make away...maybe they do too...

I'll just say this: I never want to live in a society where you are forced to give 10% of your money after taxes to charity...it should be a choice...but I'd love to live in one where people do it because it's right, and everyone has the right to eat.

But as soon as you do that the jackals come round...and the cycle begins anew...being human is rough.

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