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Last week's open thread asked about successful corporate resets. From Joseph Philleo:

Re: resets -- Amazon’s deliberate slowdown and focus on profitability in 2001 seems like the canonical example for bigtech. Perhaps Uber will fit that pattern one day too.

Other examples:

Timing cycles is hard, but in some industries it's essential.

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  1. Or can it? If RealPage is working with smaller landlords who will rent a unit out for 10% less than what they could get away with because they need the money this month rather than next, the short-term high-interest loans would be good for landlords and for RealPage, at the expense of tenants.