Only four years ago Rolls-Royce Cars was purring along - towards a cliff. Geoffrey Foster describes how its executives took evasive action.
Don't rock the boat! When disaster threatens, when waves are lapping over the gunwale and you are in imminent danger of being overwhelmed, you have to react quickly in order to survive. Lighten ship immediately - toss out everything that is not essential for sustaining life - and bail like hell. But be careful. Be sure to move very deliberately. Above all, do not do anything sudden or unexpected.