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Entrepreneur-in-chief? (Barf Alert)
Market Watch ^ | March 7, 2009 | Craig Benson and Leonard Schlesinger

Posted on 03/07/2009 5:37:02 PM PST by Sequoyah101

Entrepreneurs have a mindset and orientation to work their way through uncertainty by taking action. "Making things happen" is the hallmark of an entrepreneur, and it defines our 44th president.

(Excerpt) Read more at marketwatch.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: adoration; cabletron; craigbenson; davidkirkpatrick; enterasysnetworks; nh; obambi; puke; riverstonenetworks; securitiesfraud; thomascolantuono
Sounds like Craig Benson has the hots for Urkel.

RHINO

Craig Benson is the former Republican governor of New Hampshire and co-founder of Cabletron Systems.

1 posted on 03/07/2009 5:37:03 PM PST by Sequoyah101
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To: Sequoyah101

The Guy is a God dam Idiot!


2 posted on 03/07/2009 5:39:26 PM PST by Cheetahcat (Osamabama the Wright kind of Racist!)
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To: Sequoyah101

Thugs also have a mindset and orientation to work their way through uncertainty by taking action. “Making things happen” is the hallmark of an entrepreneur, and it defines our 44th president.

The difference is an entrepreneur tries to create for themselves and thugs try to take from others..


3 posted on 03/07/2009 5:39:49 PM PST by N3WBI3 (Ah, arrogance and stupidity all in the same package. How efficient of you. -- Londo Mollari)
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To: Sequoyah101
Entrepreneur?

They've got to be kidding!

Hussein has never so much as run a lemon-aid stand — everything has been handed to him every step of the way.

4 posted on 03/07/2009 5:40:32 PM PST by BenLurkin (Mornie` utulie`. Mornie` alantie`.)
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To: Sequoyah101

The man’s never been accountable for a thing in his life. Until now, that is. And suddenly he wants to wrap himself in the mantle of “entrepreneur?” On the government’s dime? While he showers government agencies with trillions?

Please.


5 posted on 03/07/2009 5:40:53 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: Sequoyah101
you mean this one?


6 posted on 03/07/2009 5:41:03 PM PST by Kaslin (Acronym for Obma: One Bad Ass Mistake America)
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To: Sequoyah101
“Entrepreneur”??? Obama an Entrepreneur!

What has he ever produced that can be weighed and/or sold? Who has he ever employed? What has he ever built?

This guy is full of it - Just another adorer of O without a shred of substance to stand behind it.

7 posted on 03/07/2009 5:42:14 PM PST by TCats
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To: Sequoyah101

HAHA oh man, that’s funny. I guess destroying our economy could be considered an action. I would say it’s a bad one though.


8 posted on 03/07/2009 5:42:42 PM PST by kamikaze2000
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To: Sequoyah101
How many "entrepreneurs" do you know sitting around waiting for government "stimulus" money?

(crickets)

9 posted on 03/07/2009 5:44:31 PM PST by LiberConservative
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To: Sequoyah101


10 posted on 03/07/2009 5:45:53 PM PST by Diogenesis ("All governments suffer a recurring problem: Power attracts pathological personalities." - Dune)
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To: Sequoyah101
"Making things happen" is the hallmark of an entrepreneur, and it defines our 44th president.

In the broad scope of Benson's definition of 'entrepeneur', any homey with a pistol would qualify.

11 posted on 03/07/2009 5:50:58 PM PST by tbpiper (Irate and tireless....but mostly irate.)
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To: Cheetahcat

I second that. Benson got lucky at Cabletron - and it ultimately tanked. His achievements as governor were unimpressive.


12 posted on 03/07/2009 6:00:54 PM PST by freeandfreezing
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To: Sequoyah101
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/08/us/politics/08obama-text.html

links to audio of Obama on left.

13 posted on 03/07/2009 6:09:20 PM PST by TornadoAlley3 (Obama is everything Oklahoma is not.)
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To: Sequoyah101

WTF? This guy find some good acid?


14 posted on 03/07/2009 6:10:59 PM PST by henkster (0bamanomics: "I'll loan you all the money you need to get out of debt.")
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To: Cheetahcat

You forgot the n


15 posted on 03/07/2009 6:12:12 PM PST by April Lexington (Study the constitution so you know what they are taking away!)
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To: Sequoyah101

So, 0bama got a % of the DVDs & toy helicopters Brown got? Hadn’t thought of it that way.


16 posted on 03/07/2009 6:30:20 PM PST by combat_boots (Leave America poor, hungry, sick and defenseless. Wasn't that the plan? How's that Hopenchange now?)
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To: Sequoyah101

Oh, wow I can “make things happen, too!”
I mean it’d be easy, just enter a federal courthouse with a gun... from there the news will spread like wildfire that a National Guardsman, an Iraqi veteran, a “right-wing zealot” ... and so forth. And then there’ll be people whining aand crying about soldiers having weapons and the Government will “take action” by taking everyone’s guns away.

Yep, I could make things happen. [/sarc][/cynic]


17 posted on 03/07/2009 6:30:35 PM PST by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: Diogenesis

LOL - Funny, harsh, and totally deserved.
Thanks!


18 posted on 03/07/2009 6:33:46 PM PST by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: Sequoyah101
Filing says U.S. attorney steered probe away from Benson.

Benson and another founder Levine were called "corporate misfits" and were unorthodox in their day to day in-house organization with employees.

U.S. Attorney Thomas Colantuono directed a securities fraud investigation of Cabletron Systems away from then-Gov. Craig Benson, despite evidence from another key employee that Benson was involved in sham... transaction to inflate the then Rochester-based firm’s revenue.

“You got the wrong people in jail. You need to go after Benson. You need to go after [former Cabletron chief financial officer David] Kirkpatrick. They are the ones who are the masterminds. Who do you think taught all the people you are prosecuting how to do this?”-Winder’s 2004 interview, which says Benson was involved in a bogus sale to ensure that Cabletron could make its numbers.

You know I was trying to think back..and this was the stock I bought back in the 90's when a Cabletron guy let some insider info out (not to me and now thinking back could have been on purpose) at a racket ball court in Haverill, MA... and I am sure I bought it "on rumor" for a quick profit..then the spin offs, some new guys came in- which ended badly for later investors..I forgot all that went down, but got ugly. Those were risky times to play short term focus in the market (for fun). Like "the wild wild west". (sighs.. blast from the past! I think I miss those days..then there was Rambus-oh well! another story)

19 posted on 03/07/2009 6:34:07 PM PST by fight_truth_decay
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To: April Lexington

“You forgot the n”

I was thinking it!


20 posted on 03/07/2009 6:36:02 PM PST by Cheetahcat (Osamabama the Wright kind of Racist!)
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To: freeandfreezing
“and it ultimately tanked. His achievements as governor were unimpressive.”

The Guy looks up to Zippy the Con Man??

21 posted on 03/07/2009 6:45:03 PM PST by Cheetahcat (Osamabama the Wright kind of Racist!)
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To: freeandfreezing; bray

#19


22 posted on 03/07/2009 6:46:55 PM PST by fight_truth_decay
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To: April Lexington

Nope, Obama taxed it.


23 posted on 03/07/2009 6:51:45 PM PST by 1010RD (First Do No Harm)
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To: Sequoyah101

“Making things happen” like destroying the economy.


24 posted on 03/07/2009 6:55:10 PM PST by 1010RD (First Do No Harm)
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To: BenLurkin
I would compare Obama’s achievements as an entrepreneur to those of my 16 year old daughter who works the register at the local supermarket. She might even have more real world experience than he does.
25 posted on 03/07/2009 7:10:07 PM PST by peeps36 ( Al Gore. Is A Big Fat Lying Hypocrite. He Pollutes The Air By Opening His Big Mouth)
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To: Sequoyah101
Seriously, this moron has never been an entrepeneur and has no concept of their psychology. The term “risk management” is key, and when zero backed by the federal govt declares war on capitalism, the risk management equation devolves to “are we connected enough to keep these azzes off our backs?” For the vast majority of entrepeneurs, the answer is NO.
26 posted on 03/07/2009 7:59:32 PM PST by piytar (Obama = Mugabe wannabe. Wake up America.)
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To: LiberConservative

Actually, I know some. In fact, I’m one of them. It is a sh***y game, but actually a fairly easy play if you saw it coming in time. Is it the game I wanted to play? Nope. But when the dumbed down American public votes in a bunch of marxists, it is a game I will play out of necessity. Frankly, it will be better for me personally, but I really wish I wasn’t forced into this game. I’d rather play in a free market. More real competition, so a bit harder, but better for our society, which would be worth it to me.


27 posted on 03/07/2009 8:08:04 PM PST by piytar (Obama = Mugabe wannabe. Wake up America.)
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To: piytar

BTW, I know those two posts seem contradictory. I’ll just say that mt biz partners and I saw this coming when mclame was nominated, so we took steps and don’t fall into the “most entrepeneurs” category. We hope.


28 posted on 03/07/2009 8:15:40 PM PST by piytar (Obama = Mugabe wannabe. Wake up America.)
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