The bones of an article
On November 16th, 2011 there just wasn’t enough time to do everything – something had to give. We were packing our bags for our trip to Istanbul, we had to be at the airport by 6:30 p.m., we were making last minute preparations, scribbling out notes for an article on Western Digital and stuffing investors accounts with their shares as fast as we could. After listening to their Q1 2012 CC
call twice [and then STX’s
] and having read all of their 10Q’s
and annual reports
for over a year we were more convinced now than ever that WDC had by far the superior management team, and with a confirmation of full insurance coverage
including business continuity (that is to say lost income) after the floods in Thailand
, there was no doubt left in what we were doing with investors money.
Although we only needed the typical hour to knock off the article, it just wasn’t in the cards. By 2:30 p.m., amidst a flurry of phone calls and emails, we gave up on the idea that the article could be published that day, having scribbled out only the framework of an article.