Dell Technologies CEO Michael Dell On Channel Sales Growth, The Benefits Of Being Privately Held And The Security Market's 'Dirty Little Secret'

Why do you feel like you can do better as a private company?

One of the big differences is you have a controlling shareholder. It allows us to make investments with a longer-term timeline so if you look at things we are doing in research and development, and in sales capacity and in growing our footprint, we aren't sitting around saying we need a particular earnings per share in a particular quarter. We are looking at the business in a much longer time frame. What I've seen in public companies is whether or not they want to, they get routed to a particular performance and what ends up happening is you don’t take on risk. That leaves you missing opportunities. We are in a different situation.

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