Half my email is from people who thank me for introducing them to the
Red Hots and the
B2Bs. The other half is from people who are furious at me for creating a speculative environment on the site.
To the first I say a simple, "You're welcome," exactly as my grandmother taught me.
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To the latter I say, "Good grief, get a grip." I am simply trying to show you where the action is. Unlike every other manager out there, I disclose my positions when I have them. I have written a half-dozen stories about
I don't own Commerce One
. If I thought it was a great idea to own it at this price I would own it. I don't.
But the fact that it may be too crazy for me doesn't mean it is wrong for you. And the fact that I am not long it, frankly, is a bit embarrassing, much more embarrassing than saying I am long it.
For those of you who think that I am encouraging this kind of stuff, here is what encouragement would look like: "I am buying Commerce One here and I think it will go to 1000. It is the greatest thing since sliced bread"
Everything else, in my book, is just talk. Just big hat, no cattle. So stop blasting me. I didn't create this environment. But don't tell me to ignore it, either. I can't. I am in this game to win, not to be a spectator or a naysayer.
Lord knows there are plenty of those at work everyday. You don't need me to be one.
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