It's a strange experience to agree with Peter Mandelson, even partially. One feels torn apart. The shinks call it 'cognitive dissonance' I think, and that sounds bad, terribly bad. How can one actually agree with this:
"Peter Mandelson was last night accused of a smear against British bosses after saying they were incapable of running a successful business.
He was denounced by business leaders and Labour MPs over his claim that there is a defect in the 'gene pool of British management" (thanks, Daily Mail).
Well, as you are Just Asking, although almost everything Mandelson does, says, does not do, does not say, implies, whatever, is usually just spin, this one rang a bell. It's become personal. The difficulty of selling a my business came to mind: how difficult it was to sell in
Why did I have to sell the business abroad? Why were there no takers in
My Uncles and Aunts, SNP to their core, lamented to me many years ago that "we were too canny with the oil business, we thought it would never last, and we could just make money pricing everything high for the foreigners". Well they did, and it worked. But there was not enough effort put in to participate and grow with the upsurge, so we lost out in the long term. That was worse. Let's say there was a trade show in
So, perish the thought, but does Mandelson have a point? Even just a tiny one? Microscopic?
Leaving the Icebreaker now, here is a brief summary of our client relationships after giving a stunning demo, answer to a maiden's prayer, eveything they need and could wish for.
You guessed: most of our sales were abroad.
19th January 2009
Upcoming: a review of some British Industries.