So I'm doing my job, researching and analyzing a relatively new company that has had recent growth surpassing revenues of over $1B+ a year, when I stumble upon a public slide deck that was put on the web by one of their senior management. The deck, which was ugly in design and featured uncompelling data, took up 5 minutes of my life that I can never get back, without offering any value to me in return for my time. This is their secret sauce and now they are a billion-dollar company? I'm confused.
The deck, which featured about 30 slides between the problem, market trends, value growth, and the solutions [their product], which was so revolutionary, it was depicted in a value-driven scatter plot. The x-axis listed the company and its competitors, and the y-axis listed a bunch of arbitrary categories, which were clearly picked by them to make themselves look like winners.
I wondered which analyst created this for their boss. I also wondered why that analyst got into $200K worth of debt to create crap like this. A suggestion to the poor analyst that is pigeonholing himself in an unfulfilling job- put that ivy-league education to use and go start something! You'll probably make a more exciting investment deck that does not feature a scatter plot (no offense to scatter plots). Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but the company in which you work for has raised too much capital, has too many operational and financial challenges, and is going to die in less than two years.
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