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afwriter
afwriter
8/11/2016 5:18:24 PM
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$$$
That is an awful lot of money, but it seems like they know what they are doing.  It will be interesting to see if Telstra becomes an example or a cautionary tale. 

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batye
batye
8/11/2016 5:31:51 PM
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Re: $$$
@afwriter I would say they taking smart calculated risk...

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mpouraryan
mpouraryan
8/15/2016 5:02:30 AM
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Re: $$$
I would argue @batye that it has to make business sense--but the payoff is there if the risk is to be taken.    Do you agree?   

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batye
batye
8/15/2016 10:44:10 AM
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Re: $$$
@mpouraryan thank you :) but in my books risk must be always calculated risk :) not a gamble of choice...

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Ariella
Ariella
8/15/2016 11:01:33 AM
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Re: $$$
@batye and that's where data comes into play, making one aware of the calculations and the odds.

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batye
batye
8/15/2016 11:29:02 AM
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Re: $$$
@Ariella I try to calculate everythings :) but it just me the way I live :) 

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vnewman
vnewman
8/15/2016 11:29:05 AM
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Re: $$$
Well, but it looks like it is playing with the house's money with the profits from it's sale of its stake in the Chinese "Autohome."  So in that light, it makes much more sense.

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mpouraryan
mpouraryan
8/15/2016 11:22:43 PM
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Re: $$$
Here is the thing @batye:  being cautious is not the receipe for progress.    It is a struggle that I have personally with my current startup about whether the time, effort & sweat is worth it--but there is no other way.    Otherwise, frankly, we would not be where we are now would we? 

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batye
batye
8/15/2016 11:30:09 PM
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Re: $$$
@mpouraryan  I prefer playing safe :) 

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mpouraryan
mpouraryan
8/15/2016 11:37:19 PM
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Re: $$$
Playing safe, as I have said before, would have not given us a cell phone..or electricity..as I also note this for all:



Wish all a fab night :) 

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elizabethv
elizabethv
4/27/2018 4:18:04 PM
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Re: $$$
@batye - according to the article, this risk seems calculated, at least to some extent. "The operator believes the $3 billion ($2.31 billion) investment will eventually lead to better capital efficiency, reduced operating costs and an increase in revenues." 

I think most risks are even if only slightly, calculated. Generally people are aware of the consequences of the risks they take, they just come up with a way to be okay with the consequence, should their plans fail. As long as you can find a way to weather the storm, no matter what may come, taking the risk should always seem worth it. 

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batye
batye
4/28/2018 3:13:13 AM
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Re: $$$
@elizabethv  yes you are right I could not agree more... but this day youth follow hype and Co. sometimes do the same... for me it always important think first before do anything... 

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Ariella
Ariella
8/12/2016 11:42:50 AM
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Re: $$$
@afwriter it does sound like a lot, though for companies like Apple, it represents only 1% of its cash reserves. For those that are not quite as cash rich, it does require some careful review to be certain of ROI.

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mpouraryan
mpouraryan
8/15/2016 5:01:44 AM
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Re: $$$
..the pay off on automation is profound--I was dealing with AT&T Today and the VOIP automated system blew me away on how smart it was and I was able to finalize the business.  What I suggesting, in effect, is that the fear has to be less and less.

What am I missing here?



 

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dcawrey
dcawrey
8/15/2016 2:15:46 PM
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Re: $$$
Next-gen networks are certainly where the future lies. Spending $2.3 billion is no small number, but I would argue that there's really no alternative. The network of the future is flexible and digital. That's where we are at today. 

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clrmoney
clrmoney
8/12/2016 11:13:45 AM
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Telstra Investment
This is great for Telstra if they want and investment for the digital world because everyhing is going dital so lets see what happens.

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salujakb
salujakb
12/31/2016 3:02:51 AM
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Digitization to Change the CX Face
Digitization is set to change the face of customer experience, or we can say, it has already transformed the way businesses serve their customers. Right from onboarding customers to assisting them in getting the right service plan, and helping them solve all their service-related issues, significantly transforms teh customer experience value.

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