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Great Excuses for Failure – Noone Saw It Coming

How to avoid blame for not being prepared.

A large office building was burning the other day when I went for my morning run. Fires are pretty unusual where I live, usually a matter of interest to few except insurers, bored firefighters and the people standing on the street behind the barricades down the street from the [...]

Great Excuses for Failure – Circumstances Beyond Your Control

(Remember, it’s not your fault)

Circumstances are almost always beyond your control, so this is a pretty safe one. You can’t control the weather or foreign exchange rates or other acts of nature, so when they go wrong, it’s obviously not your fault. How on earth could anybody be prepared for that volcano mess, right?

Who had ever heard [...]