A buddy of mine posted this on Facebook:
I was getting a tire replaced this morning at the Firestone in [omitted] and one of the customers was on a conference call on his phone. He was wearing big headphones, so we couldn't hear the folks he was on call with, but he was speaking loudly so I got the gist of the meeting: a merger between two companies, his and someone else's. I heard him say some really odd things that seemed to make no sense but I am no business dude, for all I know the non-sequiturs that flowed from his tongue mean something in the merger world...but they were odd...for the most part I zoned him out, then he said this...
"we don't want to run so fast that we drop the potatoes between the grate."Like my friend, I love that expression. But I desperately want him to tell me the name of the company in question. After all, I discuss this very hypothetical in my book Insider Trading Law and Policy
I get that he's basically saying let's be cautious and steady...but couldn't he have just said that? I lol'd...and he turned down the volume on his voice after that.
I can't wait to use this at the next staff meeting.
... the way we could make some fast and perfectly legal money.
A law school insider trading hypothetical comes to life
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