Originally Posted by master maybe
Yeah, mock the guy and his "half-ass" degree. Since it's so easy, I'd highly recommend whipping through business school, as I can tell you it's well worth the time and energy to the overwhelming majority- REGARDLESS of their chosen discipline.
Playing the "academic" card is like playing the race card: it's a great sound bite, but needs to be backed up with substance before it means a whole lot.
The intro of my MBA has nothing to do with anything other than providing a base from where I'm coming from. Because when I read some mocking a very sound, narrow analogy between 2 companies prime product(s)/service(s) and a shortage of them during a high demand window, I perhaps felt for those 5 seconds that such a brief statement may not hurt...guess I was wrong.
Some will always be insecure about different avenues of their life: for some it's earning power, their automobiles, families, etc. And, for many it seems, their education these days.
Yes, I realize you do not "need" a college education to be successful. Any fool knows that "success" in and of itself is one of the most relative terms in the English language- a homeless person could, for instance, argue that he/she is highly successful because they live how they want to live and answer to no one...and god bless them for it. My success may not necessarily mirror your own, or, imperatively, vice versa.
Attempting to marginalize someone for being educated appears, well, dumb.
I'd stick to justifying why a company, in a HIGHLY competitive arena, can turn folks away from their sole product for months at a time.
BECAUSE THEY KEEP COMING BACK!!! The smart ones wait as they know $$ for $$ you can't beat Epik and the ones who went elsewhere, well a few of them 86'd the so called "equal" subs and bought an Epik.
Besides you really think Chad wants to turn away your business? I am sure from the numerous conversations I have had with him he would rather be building his subs than this. This isn't a "OH heck James, I think that since you and many others want my subs I am going to take off a couple months."
That is not Chad nor how he runs his business. If he cold make you a sub and take your money he would and he would make you a great sub but he can't.
In the past it has always been a supplier issue that has caused the problem and as you know from ur schooling even the best laid plans have supplier problems. ALL companies have supplier problems that are out of your control. By the time he tries to find some one to make replacment parts, manufacturing, quality control, testing, fixing (the first one never works right) again and again would be a waste of money and time. If I remember correctly he spent over 3 months on the design and testing of the current line up.
At least he's not one of those "sketchy" places that will take your order, money and then not get you a product for 3-12 months, lie, lie some more and lie even more.
So considering the options I think he is doing the best thing and leting everybody know whats up. An I am sorry but with all the MBA types stealing and running companies into the grounds and ruining peoples lives I like Chads approach much better.
But on the subside of things James, if you can wait and get over the frustration of the delay( My Conquest was almost 7weeks and well worth the wait) you will be greatly rewarded every day you hear it. If you can't wait and need something now, I understand that , but don't start trashing and being a troll about something you know nothing about. Go buy your sub elsewhere (Best Buy and Walmart are having sales this weekend I hear get a HTIB)and there will be no hard feelings when you come back!!
Have a Great Holiday and safe New Year!!
On another note I just started the veneering of my speakers and should have the Conquest veneered after the 1st. I have been practing the last couple months to make sure I do it right but what a giant PITA and next time I will pay somebody to do it. When its done I'll post the pics and I think you are going to love it and the stain I picked is hot!!
Game idea- take all the letters I missed or typed incorrectly and see what words you can spell with them!!