Investors respond better to optimism, confidence, and business-as-usual? You’re obviously not an investor, and clearly you don’t read the news. There is no optimism, there is no confidence, and business is more unusual than ever — and even if there was confidence, you’ve got it exactly backwards. “Be fearful when others are greedy, and be greedy when others are fearful.” — Warren Buffett
I understand where you guys are coming from, but I think you might be missing the point. It might have been more gratifying to you personally if he’d been photographed crying in the fetal position, but investors respond better to optimism, confidence, and business-as-usual.