Wall Street Journal Article About AT&T Acquisition of Directv

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  1. Rich

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    That's pretty much how they think. Any of the top tier execs. That's a generalization of course, I would hope there are good CEOs out there...somewhere, that care about the folks below them in the food chain. Good post, must be one of those days, I've seen several today.

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    That's the problem with the way executive compensation works these days. It tends to favor short term thinking, the next quarter's results at maybe the next year's at most. If you give them stock that doesn't vest for a decade (like Apple did with Tim Cook) they will take a much longer term view, because the value of that stock is tied where the company is in a decade. Instead we see bonuses tied to this quarter's or this year's results, or stock options that quickly vest and are often immediately exercised and sold.

    That's what you get when you put other CEOs on your board and compensation committee. They wouldn't want the "risk" of having a lot of their compensation tied to long term results so they won't recommend it for others.

    Shareholders could change that, but Wall Street institutional investors hold so many of the shares you need their votes and they care about short term results so they want to encourage that in CEOs not discourage it.
     
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    Yup, money, money, money. Drives the world. Dig deep and that's what you always find.

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  4. NashGuy

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    Oddly, though, AT&T Uverse has the easiest cancellation experience I've ever had. Just take your equipment to any UPS Store, write down the name and address on the account, and they box it all up for you and ship it back to AT&T at no cost to you. You get a receipt with tracking number.
     
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    D* does the same thing now. I just returned two bad HRs and did it that way with both. What's troubling is I didn't get any info on how to do this, fortunately the info was posted here. You do have to know your account number when you fill out the form.

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  6. NashGuy

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    When I did it a few years back, there wasn't even a form to fill out. I literally just wrote down my name and contact info on a blank piece of paper and handed it with my equipment to the clerk at the UPS Store.

    Weird that AT&T didn't provide you any info on how to return your receivers. As I recall, I got an email from AT&T with instructions when I cancelled Uverse. Anyhow, sounds like this is another way that AT&T is integrating/harmonizing processes across their business lines.
     
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