back to article Hey IBM – Lenovo here. Sort your server factory strike out, will you?

Chinese PC maker Lenovo has shrugged its shoulders at a strike in a server factory in China, saying that it's up to IBM to sort out the dispute before its server business transfers to Lenovo later this year. Yet Lenovo has said that it will keep the same salaries and benefits in place for Big Blue employees moving across. More …

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Do you think they'll ever get that if you have less things to sell, you can't sell as many things, and by not selling as many things, the number of sales (which make your profit) you make goes down?

Do you think they'll ever get that as you reduce the number of saleable items you sell, and push your prices up on the ones that you retain, you reach a point where you price yourself out of sales?

No.... I don't either. At least not until they've completely fucked what was once the biggest computer company in the world.

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the number of sales (which make your profit)...

Ehm... not profit - revenue, actually...

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Re: the number of sales (which make your profit)...

Ehm... not profit - revenue, actually...

Revenue from which you derive your profit...

If you're making lots of revenue but no profit, your business model is broken.

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Lots of sales isn't always a good thing

Revenue is vanity, profit is sanity

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Let's not continue beating about the burning bush and ignoring the giant elephant in the room

Revenue is vanity, profit is sanity .... Loverofpies

Surely that is totally misleading, Loverofpies, and is more truthfully told as "Revenue is vanity, profit is insanity considering it be an arbitrary additional expense paid to a select few for absolutely nothing extra.

Indeed, such trumpeting of successful profits growth sends to all in the know the current secret state of real affairs in virtually controlled matters, and fantasy wealth generation schemes with a profits leaders are so yesterday man and just don't cut it with IT and Media any more.

Hell and Blue Streaking Thunder, haven't you heard of the new insane plan to bring down crazed administering operations system, ..... lose trillions in a systemic flash crash and profit with injections of free QE cash .....but if the same 0s and 1s remain to retain the bail out without a fundamental and radical and revolutionary change to modus operandi and vivendi, is the scene set for series of even deeper and more devastating systemic flash crashes where none of the old guard survive without entering into ruin and damnation and most likely too, spells in perdition and secure incarceration which might be if they be lucky/unlucky, prolonged protective custody in the care of that which delivers deflection and safety from every phorm and manner of harm.

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"to gain the tremendous talent and experience of its workforce, strong from top to bottom"

That is so going to come back to haunt them when the inevitable "restructuration" starts laying off workers by the thousands.

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