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martin.p.burns at uk.pwcglobal.com martin.p.burns at uk.pwcglobal.com
Thu Oct 11 10:31:01 CDT 2001

Memo from Martin P Burns of PricewaterhouseCoopers

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Yeah, that stinks, Norman. At least it's better written than most spam.

There's also a disturbing trend in corporate results - whereas up
until last month, many large companies issued profit warnings blaming
the economic downturn, consumer softening of demand - usual excuses.

(why is it that bad results are caused by economic conditions but good
ones are caused by strong management?)

However, now those same companies are almost universally blaming
the events of September 11th:


Same 17% drop as in August, but now it's all Bin Laden's fault., instead
of the previous line of "management admitting that it began to fall out of step with changing consumer tastes more than a year ago. "

The corporate explanation in August:
Company president Millard Drexler, admitting "difficult and disappointing" trading conditions, blamed a new cost-consciousness among shoppers for the
"Consumers are cautious," he said. "They are selectively buying new fashion but primarily shopping for value,"

Nothing to do with wanting to avoid frivolity in the shadow of atrocity - that trend was already there.


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> Lunch or Dinner, go out to eat today, proceeds go to relief funds =)
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This sure beats this spam I got this morning.  Can you believe some of
people?  How stupid do they think we are?  BTW, I reported this to the FBI
this a.m.

This is the only email I will send you to request that you join me to fight
the terrorist group that has attacked America.

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