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Which ones do YOU admire the most?  (Or dislike the least...)

Apple
- 9 (7.9%)
Berkshire Hathaway
- 6 (5.3%)
General Electric
- 1 (0.9%)
Google
- 22 (19.3%)
Toyota Motor
- 6 (5.3%)
Starbucks
- 7 (6.1%)
FedEx
- 17 (14.9%)
Procter & Gamble
- 2 (1.8%)
Johnson & Johnson
- 4 (3.5%)
Goldman Sachs Group
- 0 (0%)
Target
- 8 (7%)
Southwest Airlines
- 3 (2.6%)
American Express
- 0 (0%)
BMW
- 2 (1.8%)
Costco Wholesale
- 7 (6.1%)
Microsoft
- 10 (8.8%)
United Parcel Service
- 5 (4.4%)
Cisco Systems
- 0 (0%)
3M
- 5 (4.4%)
Nordstrom
- 0 (0%)

Total Members Voted: 23


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Re: America's Most Admired Companies
« Reply #15 on: March 08, 2008, 11:43:57 AM »

GOOG has gone from $740 last November down to under $450 today.
I'm sorry, destroying nearly half of shareholder value is not an admirable thing, no matter how you sliceit.

Google doesn't control the value of its stock, so I can't really put all that much blame on them based solely on the price of its stock dropping.  The whole market has gone down anyway.  What I can credit them with is their ingenuity and ability to finance many wonderful tools through internet advertising.  They've made the world a better place.
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Re: America's Most Admired Companies
« Reply #16 on: April 27, 2009, 08:26:25 PM »

The 2009 list:

  • (01)  Apple

  • (02)  Berkshire Hathaway

  • (03)  Toyota Motor

  • (04)  Google

  • (05)  Johnson & Johnson

  • (06)  Procter & Gamble

  • (07)  FedEx

  • (08)  Southwest Airlines

  • (09)  General Electric

  • (10)  Microsoft

  • (11)  Wal-Mart Stores

  • (12)  Coca-Cola

  • (13)  Walt Disney

  • (14)  Wells Fargo

  • (15)  Goldman Sachs Group

  • (16)  McDonald's

  • (17)  IBM

  • (18)  3M

  • (19)  Target

  • (20)  J.P. Morgan Chase

  • (21)  PepsiCo

  • (22)  Costco Wholesale

  • (23)  Nike

  • (24)  Nordstrom

  • (25)  Exxon Mobil

  • (26)  Bank of America

  • (27)  United Parcel Service

  • (28)  BMW

  • (29)  American Express

  • (30)  Hewlett-Packard

  • (31)  Cisco Systems

  • (32)  Honda Motor

  • (33)  Singapore Airlines

  • (34)  Starbucks

  • (35)  Caterpillar

  • (36)  Intel

  • (37)  Marriott International

  • (38)  Nestlé

  • (39)  Sony

  • (40)  Boeing

  • (41)  Deere

  • (42)  Nokia

  • (43)  Northwestern Mutual

  • (44)  Best Buy

  • (45)  General Mills

  • (46)  Toyota Industries

  • (47)  Lowe's

  • (48)  AT&T

  • (49)  Accenture

  • (50)  Samsung Electronics
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Re: America's Most Admired Companies
« Reply #17 on: April 27, 2009, 08:28:44 PM »

I have to admire (39)  Sony, they give me my paycheck.
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Re: America's Most Admired Companies
« Reply #18 on: April 27, 2009, 08:34:55 PM »

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Re: America's Most Admired Companies
« Reply #20 on: April 28, 2009, 01:38:55 AM »

Apple #1?  Are you kidding me?
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Re: America's Most Admired Companies
« Reply #21 on: April 28, 2009, 09:54:22 AM »

Very strange, given that a lot more people use Microsoft products than Apple or Google.  I think it's all the socialist "monopoly" bullshit that's hurting them.  :x

And interesting how FedEx continues to widen the gap over UPS.



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Re: America's Most Admired Companies
« Reply #22 on: May 06, 2009, 07:32:33 PM »

Southwest. Southwest. Southwest. I just damn like them.
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Re: America's Most Admired Companies
« Reply #23 on: May 08, 2009, 10:22:24 AM »

I picked UPS, Google and Toyota from the poll options, but with the 2009, I change that.

UPS is still VERY high up there. I drive and love a Honda. I'm also incredibly happy with HP's support of open source software, their quality laptops and good customer service.
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Re: America's Most Admired Companies
« Reply #24 on: May 09, 2009, 02:06:04 AM »

I can't stand East Asian companies, because they remind me of the fact that I've never got anywhere when I contemplated learning Japanese / Korean / Cantonese / Mandarin...  :evil:
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« Reply #25 on: May 09, 2009, 07:14:33 PM »

Very strange, given that a lot more people use Microsoft products than Apple or Google.  I think it's all the socialist "monopoly" bullshit that's hurting them.  :x

Face it.  It's their shitty product that's hurting them.  "a lot more people use Microsoft products" = Argumentum ad populum, and total bullshit.  People use M$ products because they come on their Walmart computer.
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Re: America's Most Admired Companies
« Reply #26 on: May 09, 2009, 08:28:06 PM »

Argumentum ad populum is a logical fallacy, but we are talking about the subjective marketplace here.  The purpose of a product is to sell well, thus Microsoft products are successful.  A competitor is free to enter the global marketplace at any time to offer better software - many have tried and failed.
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Re: America's Most Admired Companies
« Reply #27 on: May 09, 2009, 09:42:24 PM »

You work at Sony Creative Software?


Yup.

any Info on the when the new psp comes out and the specs of it , or what they are doing for ps3?

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Re: America's Most Admired Companies
« Reply #28 on: May 09, 2009, 10:06:34 PM »

You work at Sony Creative Software?


Yup.

any Info on the when the new psp comes out and the specs of it , or what they are doing for ps3?

Different division than us.  I used to know a bit about each but I no longer work with that stuff.
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Re: America's Most Admired Companies
« Reply #29 on: May 09, 2009, 11:31:20 PM »

Argumentum ad populum is a logical fallacy, but we are talking about the subjective marketplace here.  The purpose of a product is to sell well, thus Microsoft products are successful.  A competitor is free to enter the global marketplace at any time to offer better software - many have tried and failed.

Ask Steve Jobs if he thinks the purpose of the product is to sell well.
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