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#3521 The Epic

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Posted 13 July 2020 - 01:45 PM


Ah. Yeah I've got one client I've gotta stay on that every quarter, it's a little annoying but comes with the start up territory.

 

I fight with valuations all the time cause so many of the numbers are made up. It's like as soon as I see "sales projections" I roll my eyes and tune out. Show me contracts. In writing. I don't care about the $38m you claim you're going to close. But yeah the side of it you're talking about is interesting, lots of obscure ratios and data I can pull. I do a lot of that on the owner side, and advising paths to take, but try to stay away from the corp side of things as much as I can.

 

Maybe we can start a MD based small business valuation firm that focuses on helping small business find funding to make the next jump or start ups to get acquired...

 

We get very little pushback from the valuations team, which I like. Sometimes they need to figure out why X deal didn't fetch as much revenue as they liked, or why Y deal isn't meeting projections, or why Z deal is getting valued differently by another bookrunner or another system. But nothing where it's like, "you're wrong, and you gotta go with what we say." I think I've yelled at them once since I've started this job.

 

I think I'd never do a small business. I love being a small part of a huge company (all three companies I've worked for are, or were, global firms), and I'm extremely risk-averse. 



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Posted 13 July 2020 - 02:05 PM

We get very little pushback from the valuations team, which I like. Sometimes they need to figure out why X deal didn't fetch as much revenue as they liked, or why Y deal isn't meeting projections, or why Z deal is getting valued differently by another bookrunner or another system. But nothing where it's like, "you're wrong, and you gotta go with what we say." I think I've yelled at them once since I've started this job.

 

I think I'd never do a small business. I love being a small part of a huge company (all three companies I've worked for are, or were, global firms), and I'm extremely risk-averse. 


Yeah both of your first two generally has been, because you came up with unrealistic sales goals, based on fattened numbers to make the sale look better and then you couldn't deliver. It's ALWAYS off on their end. On mine, it's cold hard facts. This is A, this is B, therefore C. Which like you said, usually results in a call or an email saying, why were these numbers so off, and then I go, well reduce this number to something more realistic and the numbers are spot on...soooooo yeah.

 

Man, you are the anti-me. I HAAAATE big company and corporate life. I don't know that I'm a huge fan of all the pressure that comes with being the ONE voice, but I will say life is easier when you take out the red tape, and opinions of a bunch of people that shouldn't have opinions.


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#3523 Pedro Cerrano

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Posted 20 July 2020 - 06:28 PM

Drafting a fantasy baseball team and damn it feels good!


There is baseball, and occasionally there are other things of note

"Now OPS sucks.  Got it."

"Making his own olive brine is peak Mackus."

"I'm too hungover to watch a loss." - McNulty

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Posted 23 July 2020 - 02:35 PM

Changed my shower head and it’s amazing.
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Posted 23 July 2020 - 03:49 PM

Changed my shower head and it’s amazing.


The Commando 450?
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Posted 24 July 2020 - 08:34 PM

Man am I relieved that Paw Patrol isn't cancelled!

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Posted 24 July 2020 - 08:47 PM

Man am I relieved that Paw Patrol isn't cancelled!


I checked with my two year old. She said she could take or leave Paw Patrol but if they go after Team Umizoomi she’s gonna burn it all down.
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Posted 24 July 2020 - 08:50 PM

The idea it was even discussed shows how pathetic people are.

My kids would have been devastated.

#3529 The Epic

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Posted 27 July 2020 - 04:36 PM

Bring back Square One TV and Mr Wizard.



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Posted 28 July 2020 - 06:26 PM

https://baltimore.cb...VBWQUlzck05WQ..

Mo will be recognized with the Wild Bill Hagy Award which enshrines certain fans into the Orioles Hall of Fame. Mo is the 2nd person ever to get the award (Wild Bill himself the other).

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Posted Yesterday, 01:10 PM

I've got a pretty nice window at my office at work, and every few weeks or so I see a fox trot by like he owns the place, usually with a squirrel in his mouth.

 

It's pretty cool.  I'm a dork.


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Posted Yesterday, 01:20 PM

I've got a pretty nice window at my office at work, and every few weeks or so I see a fox trot by like he owns the place, usually with a squirrel in his mouth.

It's pretty cool. I'm a dork.


That's really cool! I'm also a nature dork though so consider the source.

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Posted Yesterday, 03:46 PM

Covid test came back negative.

Now it taking 9 days to get the results deserves to be in a different thread.
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Posted Yesterday, 03:53 PM

Covid test came back negative.

Now it taking 9 days to get the results deserves to be in a different thread.


No excuse for results taking that long and pretty much renders the test worthless.

There is baseball, and occasionally there are other things of note

"Now OPS sucks.  Got it."

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#3535 Ricker Says

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Posted Yesterday, 03:54 PM

Covid test came back negative.

Now it taking 9 days to get the results deserves to be in a different thread.

Well, rather than addressing Rob directly, per usual, Stoner just closes the thread. It's a pandemic, but sure, let's just keep our heads in the sand and talk sports.

I've heard if it's a positive result, they communicate the result quicker, but I believe many states are holding other results to report them on certain days to manipulate the numbers. I knew when you said it was taking a while that meant it was negative, but that's wrong to wait that long to tell you that regardless.
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Posted Yesterday, 03:57 PM

No excuse for results taking that long and pretty much renders the test worthless.


Agreed. At least it's reassuring to me that I didn't get it during a 3 day period while traveling where Kelly and I were still mostly cautious, but didn't do as good of a job as usual.
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Posted Yesterday, 06:59 PM

Taharka Brothers Honey Graham.
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Posted Yesterday, 07:23 PM

Ta-Nehisi Coates is guest editing the September issue of Vanity Fair

 

https://www.cnn.com/...fair/index.html

 

Mr. Coates doesn't do anything half-assed that I can see... so I guaran-damn-tee that I'll learn something I didn't know... and not just trivia either, but at the level of understanding... but I have no clue what it will be....


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