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Published: Oct 06 , 2015
Author: Tyler Hall
A friend who is the CFO at a major healthcare provider told me an interesting story. He received some advisory services from a well-known financial services company. The work was completed and the invoice came to his desk with an amount of $75k to be paid. He thought the sum was outrageous for the work done and decided he would not pay it and wait for them to call him to discuss it. 2 years later there was still no phone call so the $75k was accrued...
Published: Jul 18 , 2013
Author: Alan Smith
Earlier this month a Chinese sky lantern lit up the Jayplus recycling unit in Smethwick, near burning Birmingham. The resulting inferno was visible from 80 miles away and damages were reported to cost £6 million. As well as this, there was a significant risk shouldered by the heroic fire service managing the disaster. While it is true that we may not always be able to anticipate the end results of our actions, this does not mean that we should not even try.