Checks and balances are a feature, not a bug, as Wall Street is rediscovering in the wake of WeWork's abortive IPO.
Every spectacular business disaster has a very similar root cause. Here's three classic examples, and what you can do instead to keep your business safe.
Factories are great places for imaginative nicknames...I used to work with someone who was known as "The Abominable No-Man". That probably tells you all you need to know about his positive attitude to life and his communications skills.
I've long taken the view that music can teach us everything we need to know about business...but to give myself an extra challenge, I thought I'd forget the rest of the band for a change and focus solely on the drummer.
No sooner have we hung up the new year's calendar on our office walls than all those magazine articles and social media posts come out exhorting us to set ambitious goals so that we "crush it" (ugh) during the course of the coming year.
Want to avoid screwing things up as badly as the average politician? Here's a better process for getting to a more promising solution.