"There is only one road to true human greatness: Through the school of hard knocks" -- Albert Einstein A Tale of a Business Failure
By John D. Davis, CPA/ABV, CVA, CFE
A Tale of a Business Failure is a story of how a highly successful company quickly eroded and failed. The impact of the company on the shareholders' lives modified behavior and decision-making to the point that the company was directly affected. The tale captures the intensity of a struggling business through a shareholder's direct perspective. Although this story is about one company, the lessons are deep and far reaching. Anyone the currently owns a business; is contemplating owning a business; is involved with a business as a consultant, banker, lawyer or advisor, is a business educator; or is a student of business will benefit from reading this story.