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The Jake Burton Story

FYI, tonight at 5 pm (Pacific time) on channel 658 (CNBC) the program "How I Made My Millions" is interviewing Jake Burton
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I wonder if they will highlight some of the lower points of the Burton business model, such as being the first snowboard company to steal a high profile athlete from another company. The attempt to trademark the word snowboard so everyone else would have to rename their products was another gem.
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Thanks for reminding me - I missed it and now need to search for/dvr it.

true, Burton has done a lot of unsavory things...but I guess anyone who's been in one business for over 30 years is going to have plenty of warts. On the optimistic side, they've done more good than bad.
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I guarantee Burton has put more shops out of business than kept ones alive.

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I guarantee Burton has put more shops out of business than kept ones alive.
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Show me any successful business and ill show you one that has done "unsavory" things. If I was Burton and I thought I had a chance to trade mark the name "snowboarding" I would have gone for it...especially if I was one of the founders.

As far as steeling a professional athlete. I dont get it? Sounds like normal business to me...
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Would be interested in watching this if anyone can find an online link... Chur
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I guarantee Burton has put more shops out of business than kept ones alive.
Could not disagree more.
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Could not disagree more.
Then you obviously don't know your ass from a hole in the ground.

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I guarantee Burton has put more shops out of business than kept ones alive.
Any good business model will try to eliminate competition. Can't blame them for that.
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