Best Practice LO30098

From: Alan Cotterell (
Date: 04/15/03

Replying to LO30075 --


I don't know how any organisation can really know how another 'does
things'. In Australia in recent times we have seen a number of hostile
takeovers. This has meant that CEOs haven't been able to do 'due
diligence'. Often having paid a high price, when managers eventually get
to 'see the books', they find massive problems in the company they have

In the business world its 'dog eat dog'. Any manager can play the game
and feed misinformation to bring a competitor undone.

I suggest benchmarking may be fine between divisions of one company, but
between competing companies it may be foolish.

Best Regards,
Alan Cotterell


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