A bird was flying south for the winter. It was so cold the poor bird froze and fell to the ground in a field. While lying there, a cow came along and dropped some dung on him. As the frozen bird lay there, in the dung, he began to warm up. Would you believe it, the dung was thawing him out.
He lay there feeling warmer and happier and began to sing for joy. A cat heard the bird sing and came to investigate. The cat discovered the bird in the cow dung, dug him out and ate him.
Morals of the story:
Not everyone who does the dirt on you is your enemy.
Not everyone who gets you out of the mucky stuff is your friend.
As winter approaches (was there a summer?) you could be wondering how this could have some lessons for us in business. Sometimes the harder the lessons, the better long term – provided they aren’t fatal in the first place. How many times do we have to be let down by people before we accept the adage “buyers are liars”?
As insolvency practitioners, we often come across people who appear to be offering a hand of friendship. There are many a “white knight” who ensure that any dreams for a happy and well-funded retirement are dashed. If you’re ‘in deep’ and have a potential issue you would like help with, get in touch with Peter Windatt, Director, BRI Business Recovery and Insolvency.