Capricious Corporates

by bose on April 15, 2010

Some corporates behave like Libya.

The recent Economist has an article about why Libya is stuck. A lot of the damage is self-inflicted. Decisions are reversed with no explanation. There is no sense of forward planning and no transparency. Says it wants to do something and then acts against that stated objective. Everyone is scared. Abrupt changes to rules occur often. Lots of cliques.

An Arab investment manager says “it happens again and again. You get all the ingredients into the pipeline, but suddenly it stops and you have no idea why”.

He was talking about an oil pipeline. I think his remark is relevant to sales pipelines as well (no pun intended).

Sounds just like some corporates I come across.

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