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Sailnet“s demise, this suggests...
I found Cheryl Boyle“s “statement“ to be interesting; thanks to TrueBlue for posting the URL. To me, it mixes some truths (it is indeed hard to mix retailing of product with offering objective product content), some self-serving claims of success (when the Boyles actions - such as buying JSI - proved to be failures), and a distressed claim that an anonymous rumor about them was unfair...but was not refuted.
I know others feel differently about this, but to me this statement has the same ring of angst and claimed unfairness that we have heard before, coupled with lots of promises and little assumed acknowledgement of responsibility for how events unfold. Perhaps when I helped run an international business, we just held ourselves to a higher standard but we would have felt shame at such communications.
I wish them well but am left wondering what they“ve learned from their Sailnet venture.