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October 1st, 2016 at 6:29:35 PM permalink
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Brand is expected value, to borrow a gambling term.

No doubt Trump has done his brand some good (and some bad, I am sure). Does not change the wealth in his pocket today, just -should- increase future potential earnings. It allows him to get better leverage on future projects, no doubt.

But even brand value doesn't fix a bad car or average steaks. You have to deliver on that brand value as well to create actual income.
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October 1st, 2016 at 7:41:00 PM permalink
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It seems only little people pay taxes: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/02/us/politics/donald-trump-taxes.html?smid=fb-share

I wonder what else the Orange Man is hiding.
Donald Trump is a fucking liar
October 1st, 2016 at 8:22:22 PM permalink
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Quote: TheCesspit
Brand is future potential earnings.

You've obviously never bought or sold
anything that has brand attached to it.
Why does a McDonald's franchise
have such a high price? It has the
valuable McDonald's brand. The
brand is a very real and calculatable
commodity. Trump's brand is worth
billions and it has to be figured
into his net worth and Forbes
doesn't do it. You deal with the value
of brand every time you shop. A
can of Campbell's soup can be twice
as high as the same soup in a generic
can. You pay for the famous brand,
not the soup.
If you take a risk, you may lose. If you never take a risk, you will always lose.
October 1st, 2016 at 8:49:47 PM permalink
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Trump is becoming the new "Edsel."

The Edsel is an automobile marque that was planned, developed, and manufactured by the Ford Motor Company for model years 1958-1960. With the Edsel, Ford had expected to make significant inroads into the market share of both General Motors and Chrysler and close the gap between itself and GM in the domestic American automotive market. Ford invested heavily in a yearlong teaser campaign leading consumers to believe that the Edsel was the car of the future an expectation it failed to deliver. After it was unveiled to the public, it was considered to be unattractive, overpriced, and overhyped. The Edsel never gained popularity with contemporary American car buyers and sold poorly. The Ford Motor Company lost $250 million [2] on the Edsel's development, manufacturing and marketing.

The very name "Edsel" became a popular symbol for a commercial failure.[3]

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October 1st, 2016 at 9:21:58 PM permalink
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Comparing Trump to the Edsel is a gross disservice to expensive flops.
Donald Trump is a fucking liar
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