Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Everybody Lies

"Since Autonomy was a public company in the UK, much of the process relied on public financial reports — accounting statements approved, filed and backed by Autonomy’s leadership, board and auditors."

Dear Ms. Whitman and Mr. Apotheker, I don't think "due diligence" means what you think it means.

How is that two of the world's richest CEOs never learned the lesson that I learned in my 20s (the hard way, more than once): Everybody Lies.

Now that he is (spoiler alert) no longer working at Princeton-Plansboro, Dr. Gregory House should look into becoming a guest lecturer at Harvard Business School.


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