As long as option-incentivised chief executives know that they will enjoy a handsome payoff if they are forced off the board, they have a powerful incentive to bet the ranch
. The existence of an active market in corporate control in the English-speaking countries also means that it is easier to bet the ranch
via a corporate acquisition spree than ever before.
According to Bill Bennett, odds are that Sawyer would have had a follow-up question, but don't bet the ranch
. Whether it's rolling around on the floor in Little Havana with Elian Gonzalez or squinting down Florida state representative Randy Ball about gay adoption, Sawyer is deeply embedded in Aaron Brown-strength smarm.
The time to bet the ranch
is when one or more of the majors makes a significant investment in the emerging technology du jour, not today's toe-in-the-water positioning.
You don't have to bet the ranch
or give one away to run a successful sweepstakes.
The very small companies bet the ranch
on one idea; we're dealing maybe with 800 ideas.
This makes the company's prepayment exposure much less than some of the other aggressive subprime issuers that bet the ranch
on their gain on sale assumptions only to be burned by prepayments.
retailing analyst Gary Given, who has followed Smith's progress, calls the company's major move into California a "bet the ranch
I wouldn't want to "bet the ranch
" on such statistical measures.
Store owners can't bet the ranch
on the advice of eight people, he says.
It would be foolish to bet the ranch
on what the polls say, of course, but while the Yes campaign have narrowed the gap, they still, very roughly speaking, appear to be on the wrong side of a 60–40 split.
Rebuking them after the fact may help, but I wouldn't bet the ranch
She bet the ranch
and lost everything, and then some.
Nevertheless it is hard to escape the conclusion that the company "bet the ranch
" on this project.
On the other hand, you probably don't want to bet the ranch
on anyone's imaginings of a possible future.
If you bet the ranch
on rental, it's a real tough year.