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Adam Hartung

McDonald's & the ghost of Christmas

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McDonald's & the ghost of Christmas

How would you recognize signs of a troubled business? Often the key indicator is when leadership ...

Will Steve Ballmer be a good LA Clippers leader?

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Will Steve Ballmer be a good LA Clippers leader?

Anyone who reads my column knows I’ve been no fan of Steve Ballmer as CEO of Microsoft.  On ...

How Google stole the show from Apple

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How Google stole the show from Apple

The three highest valued publicly traded companies today (2/3/16) are Google/Alphabet, Apple and ...

Apple's debacle – why growth is all that matters

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Apple's debacle – why growth is all that matters

Apple announced earnings for the 4th quarter this week, and the company was creamed. Almost ...

How telltales told you not to own Wal-Mart, and continue to do so

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How telltales told you not to own Wal-Mart, and continue to do so

Wal-Mart market value took a huge drop on Wednesday.  In fact, the worst valuation decline in its ...

Why Tesla could be the next Apple – and put a hurt on Exxon

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Why Tesla could be the next Apple – and put a hurt on Exxon

A recent analyst took a look at the impact of electric vehicles (EVs) on the demand for oil, and ...

Why PayPal is worth more than eBay

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Why PayPal is worth more than eBay

eBay was once a game changer.  When the internet was very young, and few businesses provided ...

Bigger is not always better – why Amazon is worth more than Walmart

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Bigger is not always better – why Amazon is worth more than Walmart

This week an important event happened on Wall Street. The value of Amazon (about $248 billion) ...

A $7.6B write-off plus layoffs is never a good sign, Microsoft

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A $7.6B write-off plus layoffs is never a good sign, Microsoft

Microsoft announced today it was going to shut down the Nokia phone unit, take a $7.6B write-off (...

Costolo should not have been fired – Twitter investors worry

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Costolo should not have been fired – Twitter investors worry

Dick Costolo was let go from his role as CEO of Twitter, to be replaced by a former CEO that was ...