Comments on: Financial Crisis – Assuming the Fetal Position http://blogs.hillandknowlton.com/anildilawri/2008/10/10/financial-crisis-%e2%80%93-assuming-the-fetal-position/ Taking Investor Relations to the Next Level Mon, 06 May 2013 23:42:09 +0000 http://wordpress.org/?v=2.9.2 hourly 1 By: Anil Dilawri http://blogs.hillandknowlton.com/anildilawri/2008/10/10/financial-crisis-%e2%80%93-assuming-the-fetal-position/comment-page-1/#comment-10 Anil Dilawri Fri, 10 Oct 2008 19:21:40 +0000 http://blogs2.hillandknowlton.com/anildilawri/11269.aspx#comment-10 <p>First of all, let me give you credit for expressing your opinion when many others are afraid to do so.</p> <p>These are tough, tough, tough times.  For many companies, it is not about enhancing company value these days - it is about protecting any existing value that remains (i.e. stopping/containing the bleeding), keeping employees productive, and preserving relationships with other stakeholders.</p> <p>For the vast majority of companies out there that will survive this crisis, the communication efforts that you make right now (IR or otherwise) will go a long way towards ensuring that your company participates in the recovery.</p> First of all, let me give you credit for expressing your opinion when many others are afraid to do so.

These are tough, tough, tough times.  For many companies, it is not about enhancing company value these days – it is about protecting any existing value that remains (i.e. stopping/containing the bleeding), keeping employees productive, and preserving relationships with other stakeholders.

For the vast majority of companies out there that will survive this crisis, the communication efforts that you make right now (IR or otherwise) will go a long way towards ensuring that your company participates in the recovery.

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By: Marc Moritz http://blogs.hillandknowlton.com/anildilawri/2008/10/10/financial-crisis-%e2%80%93-assuming-the-fetal-position/comment-page-1/#comment-9 Marc Moritz Fri, 10 Oct 2008 18:41:34 +0000 http://blogs2.hillandknowlton.com/anildilawri/11269.aspx#comment-9 <p>Is there anything else that people can do? I mean it's not like someone can seriously do anything about this right now...  The government is having a meeting today if I'm not mistaken, although it probably won't do anything, since their other idea was so great... (the bailout).  But I completely agree with you, we can't do anything but sit and watch the market dwindle down and  put it in our ass (although i have no stock, being a college student ha).  You can't help but feel sorry for the employees at struggling companies i.e.: Ford, let alone small business, I can't even imagine the hell that they are going through right now.  </p> <p>Sorry if you think I'm just a stupid kid that's commenting on business blogs haha, I am a kid, but love econ. and hopefully will be a damn good investor in the next 3 years or so</p> Is there anything else that people can do? I mean it’s not like someone can seriously do anything about this right now…  The government is having a meeting today if I’m not mistaken, although it probably won’t do anything, since their other idea was so great… (the bailout).  But I completely agree with you, we can’t do anything but sit and watch the market dwindle down and  put it in our ass (although i have no stock, being a college student ha).  You can’t help but feel sorry for the employees at struggling companies i.e.: Ford, let alone small business, I can’t even imagine the hell that they are going through right now.  

Sorry if you think I’m just a stupid kid that’s commenting on business blogs haha, I am a kid, but love econ. and hopefully will be a damn good investor in the next 3 years or so

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