he was mystified by the reluctance of some portfolio companies to avoid a stock market flotation
Maybe some people have wised up to the fact that market valuations are completely artificial -- they are numbers picked out of the air, and being listed on the stock market places you at the mercy of mass psychology, media spin, gross subjectivity, market volatility, and trading algorithms that solely exist to milk profits from the market.
Eyephone and Data Glove.
What if "what I want" is to be able to visit the sites that are linking to a YouTube video I'm watching. Today I can't easily do that because YouTube doesn't want me leaving YouTube.
"Pull the wool over your own eyes!" -- J.R. "Bob" Dobbs