"I think for sure, we have grown at a higher rate if we spent more money."
You think ?
You're the CEO and you don't have the figures that measure growth ? You have to think ?
And your measure is how much you've spent ?
No wonder this economy is going straight to the sewers. With that kind of attitude, I understand why Facebook, Microsoft et al spend billions on (failed) acquisitions - they think they prove growth that way.