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Old 02-23-2021, 07:44 PM
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Old 02-23-2021, 08:12 PM
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I hope we should be happy for you Robert.
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Old 02-23-2021, 08:13 PM
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Sweet. I hope all goes well in the future for both parties.
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Old 02-23-2021, 08:52 PM
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It was a great site without Stuart and will continue to be again without him again. Sorry it didn't work out as planned and hope both parties are content with what's transpired.
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Old 02-23-2021, 09:53 PM
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Well this is kind of what I posted about when I first read the announcement. The best thing is that you figured out the differing vision for the future early on and could reverse course before it was too late.
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Old 02-24-2021, 01:33 AM
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Robert,

Donít know if youíre happy or disappointed with this but I am one to say: why mess with a good thing?
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Old 02-24-2021, 07:33 AM
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Thanks guys. I can tell you that I am very happy with this and so is the TCI staff. As the article says it became clear pretty quickly that we wanted to go in different directions with the site.

Some things are more important than money. To me doing things what I think is the right way is important.
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Old 02-24-2021, 09:38 AM
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I am extremely pleased with this decision. All I can say is that I am personally glad Robert has taken back ownership.

We got a lot of exciting stuff planned. As Swinney likes to say, "The best is yet to come."
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Old 02-24-2021, 09:43 AM
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IMO this is great news as Robert and the Staff are letting out a big "whew". I like Will's copying Dabo's "The Best is Yet to Come". Been Great so far!
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Old 02-24-2021, 11:27 AM
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I didn't comment earlier because I didn't want to be a negative Nancy, but I will comment now. TCI is great the way it is and are always adding new, cool features. I always say if it ain't broke don't fix it. I'm glad it's back in Robert's hands.
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Old 02-24-2021, 11:54 AM
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I just keep making myself chuckle as I see Robert telling Stuart in my head that he wants 100 quadrillionbazillion dollars. It'd be hard to sell my baby as well though.
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Old 02-24-2021, 12:04 PM
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I didn't comment earlier because I didn't want to be a negative Nancy, but I will comment now. TCI is great the way it is and are always adding new, cool features. I always say if it ain't broke don't fix it. I'm glad it's back in Robert's hands.
Thanks! We appreciate the kind words.
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Old 02-24-2021, 12:49 PM
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If you look back to my comment in the original announcement of the ownership change I voiced a level of skepticism about how things could develop. That was based purely on how we have all seen ownership changes occur in business. The initial release is all positive and everybody sees the amazing possibilities. Then months to maybe a year later you quietly see that the original owner or founder is shown the door. It’s just how business works when the new ownership takes over control.

I am so excited and thankful this worked out differently and you could do the reset after the honeymoon began to fade. I’m hopeful the break was amicable because obviously the new owner doesn’t necessarily agree to move back to day 0. It sounds like both sides saw the wisdom to keep things civil and avoid something very messy.

In a best case scenario Stuart can keep his TCI credentials and contribute to the discussions. Of course in the worst case scenario Robert has to get out the ban hammer

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Old 02-24-2021, 12:56 PM
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Best wishes, Robert.

Just finished a Zoom meeting giving advice about strategic planning to an organization. One of the lessons I shared was you should be prepared to change direction if you find the plan isnít working.

I hope TCI continues to do well. I enjoy it a lot!
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