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20. Re: Op Ed Jul 26, 2011, 23:45 Beamer
Game developers and oil wells? Seriously? What a terrible analogy.

It's not a bad one to show why Kotick runs things poorly.

Perhaps a better one is fowl, in keeping with the Penguin theme from earlier this week. Some people keep chickens and keep them healthy, expecting long term benefits from them. Others, if they get a chicken, will work it to death then slaughter and eat it, assuming there's always a chance it will die soon, anyway, and you may as well get maximum value from it NOW. Both methods have times and places, and neither is necessarily wrong. However, the latter method is not a good way to run an entertainment company. By cashing in and getting maximum value right at this very moment you're probably getting less value overall. Then again, people are fickle and there's always the time value of money, so maybe doing 8 billion guitar hero games today will result in more money in your pocket than a slower release schedule and the hopes that consumers stay interested.
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