PROLOGUE

“Mr. Dennison, the board asked if you would please rejoin the meeting,” Joan whispered to Doug across his massive desk.

“Hey, Matt, can you hold on for five seconds?” Doug Dennison put his hand over the mouthpiece and said, “Thank you, Joan, let me get off the phone with the analyst from IBD, and I’ll be right over.”

He continued his conversation: “Yes, Matt, as I mentioned on the earnings call two days ago, it looks like we will beat analysts’ projections for revenue and earnings for the fourth quarter. I know in June we estimated mid-fifties per share, but it’s likely going to come in around the low sixties. We had a couple of very good deals over the last sixty days with great margins. We’ll say more about next year’s outlook on the ...

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