Here’s an excerpt of a story from the Wall Street Journal about a guy who’s gaming quarterly earnings analyst calls, by asking nonsensical questions riddled with Wall-Street Speak. Most CEO’s try to answer the questions anyway. It would be good to know which CEO’s saw through the subterfuge.
The WSJ wonders what the point is… it’s Socratic Irony. The CEO’s can’t tell the difference between a real analyst’s call and the goofball. It’s an indictment of the system, and the article makes it clear the participants don’t get it. They would not be expected to.
One wonders if Sasha Cohen is doing a radio show.