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    #1

    into the ground

    Please set me clear on the following in bold.

    The board members had all heard a rumor going around that Steve planned to buy out the company. If he did, would he make (1) decisions that would run Apple Computer into the ground? (2) The board members had the integrity of the company to preserve. And of course (3) they each had enough shares in the company to produce a noticeable change on their personal balance sheets if the company didn't survive.

    Does (1) refer to decisions that would ruin Apple Computer? And I'm not sure what (2) means. Is (3) saying "because they had a lot of shares of the company, if the company didn't survive there would be a big change in their assets (In other words they will suffer a big loss)"?

    Thank you.

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    Re: into the ground

    1 correct
    2 this means that the board members wanted to maintain the reputation and honesty of the company
    3 it's worth noting that the losses would be personal ie the board members each had a personal stake in the company.

    I hope this helps
    Stephen
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    Re: into the ground

    Thank you for the help.

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