Dell in Need of Massive Reconstruction: Forbes

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July 18 (Bloomberg) -- Steve Forbes, CEO at Forbes and Steven Levy, author of "In The Plex," discuss the battle over Dell as shareholders await their say on the competing bids form founder Michael Dell and investor Carl Icahn. They speak on Bloomberg Television's "Bloomberg Surveillance."

Pushed creative destruction in america forever.

Is this a destructive creative destruction?

One reason michael dell wants to get the company back in private, he knows there will be major surgery on the thing, and it is not want to be bothered by shareholders.

One where the other, the company is going to go through massive reconstruction, creative destruction, if you want to call it that.

Is carl icahn doing a public good here?

It is legitimate to ask in terms of the buyout are you getting the right price.

One way or the other on the operating side, it is going to go through major, drastic reconstruction.

Dell knows it, and he wants to reconstruct his own creation.

Stephen leahy ofvy, author of "in the plex," he was known as a distribution guy genius in many ways.

Now he is working a very different world.

Clearly he has , looking at a lot of people thinking wait a minute, you are trying to sell this at too low a price, but you can make the argument -- what really is he going to do with it?

May be the winner here is not necessarily the winner because what is going to happen, there is no guarantee the new dell can try to be like ibm and twist the and services and cloud computing when there is very tough compete -- tough competition in that.

This leadership has not seen the writing on the wall of their core business.

It is going to be a bit of a mystery, cristina alesci, our reporter out in austin, go have some barbecue during a break if they don't do the vote.

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