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),