Astonishing, just astonishing

Rolls-Royce winning contracts legitimately key to growth, says CEO

Gaining more customers is the secret to growing a business. Well I never, what will they think of next?

7 comments on “Astonishing, just astonishing

  1. What’s that “legitimately” doing in there? Is that as opposed to giving a bung to the MD of the company with which you’re trying to land a contract? Either way, a sale’s a sale.

  2. The older I get, the more idiotic CEOs tend to appear. Now I’m mixing with those who are close to top management and at some point will join the ranks themselves, I’m beginning to see why.

  3. Damn fine strategic thinking by that man.

    I must be bloody good ‘cos I think the same in my little business.

    Incidentally Tim N. if you join the hallowed ranks (and WE have noticed that the higher you go the more time you have for us), how will you retain your managerial virginity?

  4. @BiCR:
    “What’s that “legitimately” doing in there? Is that as opposed to giving a bung to the MD of the company with which you’re trying to land a contract? Either way, a sale’s a sale.”

    Illegitimate deals can work out very expensive in the long run, and in the aviation business they are not hard to spot.

  5. Incidentally Tim N. if you join the hallowed ranks (and WE have noticed that the higher you go the more time you have for us), how will you retain your managerial virginity?

    I’m going backwards in my career, so no chance of me achieving high managerial office. But they keep paying me, so…

  6. Bloke in Costa Rica – “What’s that “legitimately” doing in there? Is that as opposed to giving a bung to the MD of the company with which you’re trying to land a contract? Either way, a sale’s a sale.”

    In the aviation industry, a lot can be done with the right sort of facilitation fees. The sort that involve brown paper bags and no questions asked.

    Just look at who Dassault sells to.

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