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On hindsight, this was probably one of the stupidest 'annual meeting' ever held

Friday, November 30, 2018
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I have been through corporate budget planning processes. They can be quite uncomfortable. Some of my colleagues used to comment that the numbers keep going up every year, recession or not.

The numbers usually involve an estimation of the revenue opportunity based on current pipeline and their probability of closing. In some cases, revenue shadowing is being applied, especially when a huge client is being serviced by multiple parties within a bank, a relationship manager, an industry specialist and a product guy.

This "30-year" plan was charted out in what was supposed to be IJK's annual meeting. in 2018. Looking back, this has to be one of the most ridiculous budgets and firm targets ever to be drafted. It's nice to have big dreams and ambition, but it's more important to stay real and keep your feet on the ground.

Also, this "astronomical" plan also serves as a gentle reminder to never listen to dubious people whose credentials and experience are questionable.

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