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SAP Swallows Sybase, CEO John Chen's Role Uncertain
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7/3/2012 | 8:27:26 AM
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There once was a fellow named John who found a sick goose along the road. John adopted the goose, fed her and took very good care of her until the goose was healthy again. The goose was so happy and well-managed that she began laying golden eggs. This was quite a surprise to everyone, but John explained that he had let her flight feathers grow in, which gave the goose mobility so she could find better plants to feed on. The villagers were all happy because they owned shares of the goose and thus everyone benefited from the golden eggs. But then some very smart guys from a far-away city decided to buy the whole village so they could get the golden goose. Their plan was to nail her feet to the ground and then force-feed her in order to increase the rate at which she laid golden eggs. They could then use the extra gold eggs to pay back the loan they had taken out to buy the village. Very smart guys indeed! The only problem was that having her feet nailed to the ground made the goose very unhappy and soon she stopped laying golden eggs. The lack of mobility caused her to develop a deep venous thrombosis, and before long she suffered a massive pulmonary embolism, which put her into the intensive care unit at the local animal hospital. At this point, the smart guys decided to perform an exploratory laparotomy on the goose in order to salvage whatever gold they could get. Unfortunately, they did not find any gold in her peritoneal cavity. After recovering from surgery, the goose decided to take herself private, which didn't cost her much since the shares were worthless without the golden eggs. And they all lived happily ever after. The end.

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