The 1971 James Bond Thriller, “Diamonds are Forever,” was never created to last forever. While it is true that diamonds may never lose their luster, and are a girl’s best friend; researchers at the University of Bristol’s Cabot Institute are giving diamonds new meaning.
It’s interesting to me how common the “open door” and “suggestion box” policies are but rarely seem to generate good feedback. I heard that issue recently from the owner of a $6 million manufacturer and installation contractor. Despite the presence of a suggestion box for several years, he hadn’t received a single input — ever.
It could be argued that even the most carefully diversified portfolios could not withstand the wrath of the 2008-2009 bear market. That financial crisis had a profound impact on nearly every asset class when just less than a decade before, those investors who were diversified were well-positioned to sustain the bursting of the dot com bubble.
Thoughts of a Crisis PR situation, like the one United embroiled themselves in with reckless abandon, usually bring about images of a company spokesperson or CEO nervously standing in front of a sea of cameras, microphones and reporters trying to convey their side of a very uncomfortable situation.