LilYodaFeline with squirel personality disorderPremium
Investors and companies have different goals...
The company wants profit now, but most importantly in the future. Why? because if they don't, they'll just go under.
The investors do not have this burden. Investors want the profit now, but they have the freedom of changing ships almost instantly.
The problem arises when you let large short sighted investor groups become the majority shareholder in your company... Or worse, that your CEO is putting the shareholder's interests before the company. Like when the "CEO of the day" sink a company purposely just to raise the share value, and then moves on to the next one, leaving the failing company to crash down in flames...
"the two most abundant things in the universe are Hydrogen and stupidity." (Harlan Ellison)