The Rain Will Come Back

The seeds of destruction are sown in good times, as the proverb goes, and these have been good times for the advisory industry. Because our industry has been so successful, we have started to make some dangerous assumptions. Perhaps it is a good time to review our business models and take a hard look at these assumptions.

Stop With The Phony Slogans

Firms spend an enormous amount of time crafting vision statements, statements of values and “reasons why.” The result is bland sentences that offer no insights about the actual direction of a firm, the behavior of its people or the quality of the decisions they make.