Winston Churchill, decision maker – the lessons of the War Rooms

As part of a partnership with Premier Cercle, an independent research company specialising in the organisation of economic, financial and technological conferences, Accuracy gave a speech on October 8, 2008 at the British Embassy during a breakfast debate on the theme of: “Winston Churchill, decision maker – the lessons of the War Rooms.”

As strategic and tactical centres used to organise resistance to German attacks during the Second World War, Winston Churchill’s War Rooms were a strong factor behind the Allied victory.

Since then, this concept has been adopted and widely used in the corporate world.

Companies such as Accuracy or Arsene make day-to-day use of a modern version of the “War Room” in the business world by pooling key information during corporate acquisitions and disposals, dispute resolution, economic difficulties or structural problems, sharing this information in a single location and for a limited period of time.

Frédéric Duponchel, (Accuracy’s Managing Director), spoke on the subject along with a number of other speakers including:

  • Sir Peter Westmacott, British Ambassador to France,
  • Admiral Pierre-François Forissier, Head of the Chief of Staff of the French navy,
  • Jacques Gounon, CEO of Eurotunnel,
  • Frédéric Donnedieu de Vabres, Lawyer & Partner in Arsene (a law firm specialising in corporate taxation cases),

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