Friday, August 25, 2017

Donald Trump should post short-length videos instead of giving out short-length text statements on Twitter

Text, if it's brief, removes the feelings, the emotions, the expressions, the gestures, etc., from the overall message. It's very mechanical, cold and thin form of communication [unless it's a long, eloquently-written, detailed story and the reader reads all of it]. Short text is easy to misinterpret, and the real intentions are frequently missed out because we aren't actually seeing and/or hearing a/the person speak. This unfortunate fact about writing is powerfully and systematically used by Western media to demonize foreign leaders they don't like - for example they won't frequently/repeatedly show you the various English-language video interviews of Bashar al-Assad, because that would make you realize that Mr. Assad seems like a very reasonable man, a loyal Syrian, and a defender of his people, in total contrast to his butcher-like image that Western media has carefully crafted. So, Donald Trump should post short-length videos instead of short-length text posts on Twitter. When people will see him, they'll feel what he's trying to say, rather than only worrying about the spelling mistakes or the exclamation marks.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Mukesh Ambani versus some petty financial analysts

One thing I frequently wonder when I read bearish comments/reports from these so-called financial analysts about large family-owned global companies and/or their owners and owners' ideas is this - should you trust the wisdom, judgment, experience, track record and planning of the owner, or should you trust the thoughts of these petty "analysts" who make a living passing lofty judgments on others' companies?

"Local brokerage Kotak Securities Ltd. sounded a warning on July 23 when it downgraded Reliance’s stock to reduce. “We remain wary of high capex run-rate and rising net debt levels,” wrote Mumbai-based analysts Tarun Lakhotia and Akshay Bhor." [link]

Shouldn't we rather trust the long-term vision and planning of Mukesh Ambani than some "Tarun Lakhotia and Akshay Bhor", chaps who have likely never actually run any company or done any kind of business, and who still dare to declare as bearish the future of the mammoth entity that RIL is, based only upon "high capex run-rate and rising net debt levels", with no look into the tactical and strategic plans of RIL and its constituents? What do these chaps know about Mukesh's vision about Jio? Can they "feel" the potential in Jio that Mr. Ambani can? Not at all, in all likelihood.