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"We were too busy ignoring the warning signs to pay attention to the projected disaster."
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'So what you're saying is that we've been defunct and out of business for over two years and you've just been waiting for the right time to tell me?'
"At least we no longer have the pressure of handling so much money."
Tags:businessman, businessmen, exec, execs, executive, executives, career, careers, big business, corporate, corporation, corporations, day job, offices, office job, office drone, office drones, account, accounts, money, office ecology, office politics, modern life, modern world, working life, working world, desk job, desk jockey, business failure, bankrupt, bankruptcy, redundancy, redundancies, market crash, financial crash, lay offs, lay off, lay-offs, lay-off
"On the other hand, we've had a lot of wonderful years in the tourist business."
"Lose the tie, Vinnie—we ain't going legit after all."
Tags:mob, mobs, mobster, mobsters, mob boss, mob bosses, mafia, mafia boss, mafioso, organised, organized, organised crime, organized crime, criminal, criminals, robbed, rob, robbery, robbers, daylight robbery, armed robbery, armed robber, burglar, burglary, gun, guns, gunman, gunmen, boss, bosses, boss man, big boss, chief, exec, execs, executive, executives, management style, management, manager, managers, jargon, legit, going legit, sad, modern world, working world, failure, business failure
"We're still at that stage when we're missing the warning signs."
Tags:businessman, businessmen, exec, execs, executive, executives, career, careers, big business, corporate, corporation, corporations, day job, offices, office job, office drone, office drones, cubicles, cubicle, offices, office building, office ecology, office politics, modern life, modern world, working life, working world, desk job, desk jockey, redundancy, fired, lay off, lay offs, laid off, meeting, meetings, failure, business failure, warning signs, warning sign, bad sign, bad signs, honest, honesty
Maybe it's now time to review our customer care strategy!"
"I suppose that's what happens when 'putting customers first' comes second!"
Tags:customer care, customer is always right, the customer is always right, putting customers first, put customers first, business plan, business plans, customer care, customer service, customer service training, failed strategy, failed strategies, failed business, failed businesses, business failure, declining sales, declining profits, profit, profits
"Let's be clear on this, my company failed."
Boardroom cream pies.
"Tell me again Frank, about the employees and what they did."
Tags:ignorance, fail, failed, failed business, business failure, bankrupt, bankruptcy, ignorant, stupid, stupidity, management, upper management, class, class divide, modern america, oligarchy, corporate, corporation, corporations, lay-off, lay-offs, lay off, lay offs, office drone, office drones, financial crash, market crash, closing down, out of business, big boss, boss, bosses, manager, managers, exec, execs, executive, executives
''Two roads diverged in a wood, and I -- I took the one less traveled by'...which was a helluva dumb place for me to launch a burger franchise!'
"Remember, son, what doesn't kill you, makes you poorer."
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"God bless you, sir."
"What do you think of the new window display?" "It's the first time we've ever shown a prophet."
Tags:homonym, homonyms, profit, profits, prophet, prophets, guru, gurus, wise man, wise men, holy man, holy men, window display, window displays, failing business, failing businesses, business failure, business failures, pun, puns, play-on words, market, marketing, marketing departmen, marketing departments
Business Failure No.358.
Phelps,Timmon & Ashe Restaurant
Tags:out of business, failed business, new business, bankrupt, bankruptcy, restaurant, restaurants, marketing, ad, advertising, advertisement, advertisements, business, businesses, banking, bank, banks, bankers, banker, investment, investment banking, business failure, reinvent, reinvented, new ownership
"This is a very impressive resumé. We would certainly hire you if we hadn't gone out of business yesterday."
"Am I worried about going belly-up? Well, I can't get my fingers uncrossed and I sleep face down."
Business failed because of him.
Tags:business failure, business partners, business partner, blame games, blame, scapegoat, scapegoats, scapegoater, scapegoaters, scapegoating, accepting responsibility, passing the buck, bankrupt, bankrupted, bankruptcy, bankruptcies, failed business, blame game, entrepreneurs, entrepreneur, entrepreneurship, beggars, bankrupt, bankruptcy
"Time for Plan Z."
"The boss said this meeting would be bloody."
Ahead of the Times vs Late to the Game
11 Ways To Avoid Chapter 11.
Tags:bankruptcy, cash-flow problems, cash flow, limited assets, liquidation, chapter 11, in the red, bottom line, dried-up revenue stream, last resort, last ditch, swan song, creditors, business failure, destitute, debtor, insolvency, unfurnished, empty office, vacated, liquidation, bankruptcies, business plan, business plans, bankrupted
'He's had more success in the rat race than the human race.'