GOOG No Means Yes Baby Part 2

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Statement 1: Google (Related Reports) Letter to shareholders-
We will make decisions on the business fundamentals, not accounting considerations, and always with the long term welfare of our company and shareholders in mind. Although we may discuss long term trends in our business, we do not plan to give earnings guidance in the traditional sense. We are not able to predict our business within a narrow range for each quarter. We recognize that our duty is to advance our shareholders' interests, and we believe that artificially creating short term target numbers serves our shareholders poorly. We would prefer not to be asked to make such predictions, and if asked we will respectfully decline. A management team distracted by a series of short term targets is as pointless as a dieter stepping on a scale every half hour.

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