December 13, 2010

Reading WikiLeaks in the mirror

Sir it helps to place the WikiLeaks in perspective as well as being real fun to imagining what would be the reactions to many WikiLeaks, if they stated the opposite.

For example, December 9 Silvia Pfeifer reports that a WikiLeak indicated that “Shell knew ´everything’ in Nigerian ministries” What would shareholders and the world think of a “Shell knew nothing”? Would that not really be a newsworthy WikiLeak?

If I was a Nigerian minister, would I prefer doing business with companies willing to do as good a due diligence they possibly can, or would I prefer those who do not? If I decide for the later group would that mean I could let my guard down?