Five ways to cover up a massive blunder

Time and time again, corporate leaders and politicians make atrocious decisions with terrible consequences. Here’s how they get away with them.

What leads bosses, whether in business or government, to make big blunders? And then how do they cover them up so that by the time the blunder’s discovered, they’re long gone?

Research in Britain and the US is starting to indicate that managing by financial incentives -- which worked so well in the last century -- does not work in the more complex world of the 21st century.

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