In April 2013, SeaWorld, Inc., was riding high. The American theme park company had completed an initial public offering that exceeded expectations, raising more than $700 million in capital and valuing the company at $2.5 billion. "To many Americans, SeaWorld offers family fun amid penguins and killer whales," gushed the New York Times. The story ran with a picture of two adorable penguins waddling around the New York Stock Exchange as part of a promotional tour.
- From Political Risk: How Businesses and Organizations Can Anticipate Global Insecurity by Condoleeza Rice and Amy B. Zegart