Quote Originally Posted by Ian Grant View Post
10 years ago Jessops were ready to float on the Stock Exchange, they'd bend over backwards to get anything you wanted, prices were competetive. However their chairman retired and bad management took them on the path to ruin. (I had dealings with the management and met the Chairman a few times outside of a Jessops context).

Isn't that always the sad case? It takes a great leader ages to build something great but only a few short years for a bunch of MBA suited numbskulls to come and try to "revitalized" (cost cutting, outsourcing, and retrenchment) the business?

Sorry, I've seen it way too many times....great things brought down by a few young MBA certified people fresh from UNI who haven't built anything in their lives but only studied a few "business case studies" and think they know the industry in and out.