Business pre-mortems may be the best way to avert business failure

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  1. What is a pre-mortem?

  2. Why do some companies resist a pre-mortem?

  3. Why do pre-mortem sessions typically work well for introverts?

  4. How are FMEAs different from pre-mortems?

  5. Why might it be difficult for companies to follow the advice of a pre-mortem investigation?

  6. What will a good organisation do in reaction to a pre-mortem?

  7. What is a living will in the context of businesses?

  8. Why did regulators impose living wills on banks?

  9. Why might pre-mortems become more common?

  10. In what scenario might companies become more amenable to pre-mortems?