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we're reinventing our business, taking risks, doing a lot of things i did when i started the company. during the 25 years we were a public company, i'm proud of our record for shareholders. our stock increased 13,000%, 25 times better than s&p 500 during that period. we had a difficult process to take the company private. we're thrilled now. investing aggressively and growing around the world. couldn't be more excited. what are you doing behind the scenes now that you're private that you couldn't when you were a public company? one of the first things is you sort of get out of this 89 day planning cycle public companies are subjected to. having the assets and customer relationships we have and breath of it solutions we have, we're able to go after growth. so i was just in europe two weeks ago. we got double digit growth in germany. investing aggressively in building relationships with the s andbes, enormous growth opportunity. emerging markets are coming back. we're building out solutions not just focused on the near term but thinking about the cloud, mobile big data, opportunities and challenges that it represents. again, with an incredible brand and great set of asset, fantastic team and strong balance sheet. couldn't be more excited about the position we're in and the opportunity to change the industry once again. michael, is there a good example of a project you always wanted to pursue when you were a public company that you're now able? specific project or initiative? you know, i think certainly as we look at our business, there's a couple of areas we're going to make big bets. we've got a fantastic event coming up here next month called delle world. i'm going to be back on cnbc as you'll be with us on the show floor. we're going to be talking about those things, revealing new technology we're working on here. we're increasing investments. i think you'll see the fruits of that. what i can tell you is that our teams are energized. the customer reception has been quite positive. we're out there being aggressive.