Why Microsoft is Still Speculative

“Hope springs eternal in the human breast” (Alexander Pope) As it does for most investors.  People do not like to accept the notion that a business will lose relevancy, and its value will fall.  Especially really big companies that are household brand names.  Investors, like customers, prefer to think large, established companies will continue to…

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Sbarro

Like Sbarro, Will You Be the Next Domino to Fall?

Understanding trends is the most important part of planning. Yet, most business planning focuses on internal operations and how to improve them, usually neglecting trends and changes in the external environment that threaten not only sales and profits but the business’ very existence. Take Sbarro’s recent bankruptcy.  That was easy to predict, especially since it’s the second time down…

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