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Comment author: botogol 01 April 2010 03:15:07PM 0 points [-]

if management are doing that then are neglecting a powerful tool in their tool-kit, because announcing a G* will surely cause G* to fall, and experience says that to begin with a well-chosen G* and G remain correlated (because many of the things to do to reduce G* also reduce G). It is only over time that G* and G detach.