Branson/failure a contradiction in terms: DTI

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AccountingWEB received a press release from the DTI yesterday stating that "managers are inspired by Richard Branson but believe in learning by mistakes," intimating perhaps that the two are mutually exclusive and that Saint Richard's career is blessedly free from flaws.

Doubtless Virgin Rail passengers will have something to say on the issue.

The press release appeared to be alerting the nation's businesspeople to recent findings that suggest that not making mistakes in business has the edge over repeatedly screwing things up, with the Department of Trade and Industry's 'Best Practice Champion' Andy Poulton claiming,

"While learning from mistakes can be a useful experience this can be a lengthy process and create wastage of both time and resources. We want to encourage businesses to see wh...

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