They’re the stuff of every FD and CEO’s nightmare – the decisions made by business men which turn into blunders with consequences of epic proportions.
John Shaw, a budding management consultant, has pulled together a collection of such commercial catastrophes in his book Corporate Horror Stories which features examinations of among other cock-ups, British Airways and its fin designs and High Street calamity Marks & Spencer and its inability to sell its stock.
Shaw is scathing and as sympathetic as an asset stripper. Still, like voyeurs at a road accident you can’t help but read this book.
Just one half of UK practices have implemented a pricing structure around auto enrolment implementation and advice - with many suffering increased costs
Deloitte's north-west Europe foray; BDO, Smith & Williamson investment paths; Shelley Stock Hutter; and Wilkins Kennedy discussed by editor Kevin Reed on our Friday Afternoon Live broadcast
Accountants should alter their perspective on auto-enrolment to maximise business opportunities, according to Eric Clapton.
Kevin Reed discusses whether new accountancy group Cogital can rival the Big Four...and its likely direction of travel