With the help of legal experts, the ABC has put together a list of the most trusted names in the field.
The top 5 trust busters1.
David Ogilvy & Smith – The world’s most trusted nameIn his role as a top-selling book publisher, David Ogilsons business model has been based on being an absolute master of his field.
But, it has been challenged by a growing body of evidence that suggests he is not always 100 per cent accurate.
Ogilvy &s; Smith has been criticised by the ABC for its reliance on salespeople and a lack of transparency about its clients.
The ABC has also found Ogilsys firm uses deceptive tactics and deceptive marketing tactics.2.
Charles and Ray Bowers – The trusted name for lawyersWhen Charles Bowers first started in the business, he had a reputation as a brilliant salesman.
But then he was accused of using his reputation to secure lucrative contracts with clients, which led to a number of lawsuits.
Now Charles is one of the world’s top lawyers, and one of its biggest stars.
In an interview with ABC Radio’s Radio National, Charles said he believed that his reputation was a source of credibility to clients and he used that to secure contracts.
He said he was surprised to find his reputation had been used as a “weapon” by lawyers to secure business.
“My reputation is not just a weapon, I am a human being and I have a reputation,” he said.3.
Richard Fisher – The trust busterIn 1973, Richard Fisher, the former head of the Securities and Exchange Commission, was sentenced to prison for insider trading.
He was found guilty of a range of frauds, including $8.5 million in stock-market manipulation, and was later sentenced to 18 months.
Now Fisher is one the most respected business leaders in the world, with an estimated net worth of $3.4 billion.4.
Peter Thiel – The Trust BusterWhen Thiel started out in Silicon Valley, he started out as a student who was studying computer science at Stanford University.
But by the age of 23, he was leading the most successful venture capital fund in the US and he was on a fast rise to become the richest person in the country.
“I don’t think I’ve been a good leader.
I’m really bad at it,” Thiel said.”
But if you can show me that you’re not doing it wrong, I’ll give you an award.”
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