YES! I forgot to make that point. And I am very happy that I am employed by a privately-held company for the first time in many years! - Dan On 12/18/05, Mike Eovino <meovino@xxxxxxxxx> wrote: > > > This is a purely, mostly uneducated guess on my part, but in the 10-year > > timeframe you mention, it seems to me that 10 years ago, give or take > (muzzy > > femory), we started seeing corporate America absolutely fixate on > short-term > > profits, and neglect the long-term. In this scenario, I believe, IS > will > > always get the short shrift. > > In that case, quite a bit of it has to do with public vs. private > companies. Public are the ones that tend to fixate on the quarterly > #'s, while private companies can afford to take a longer view, > sheltered from the insatiable demands of short-term investors.