Re: Futile effort, but ...
No major disagreement. The need for investments continues, but that effort at Celgene predates Elkins back to Fouse. And the two actions are independent of one another.
I simply have not been a fan of his after talking with him at a couple of Celgene annual meetings where I sensed a cold attitude toward individual shareholders. And I have seen nothing since then to make me feel more warm and fuzzy.
As for #2, I doubt that very much ... And if he had any such aspirations, he was recently passed over by the Board and former CEO.