I was commissioned to do some market sizing for a well-recognized, global financial services firm. The job was to size a market and to identify future growth opportunities for a major report they were doing.
I identified the market size and plotted a growth projection, the client seemed really happy. Two months later the report is published online and I check out our research, all of the figures had been inflated by at least six times creating a significant lie that was attributed to our company.
Me: Hi, I think there’s a problem with the figures in the report, they don’t match our findings, have you gone to print yet?
Client: Work in your own interests and don’t ever undermine me again.
Me: I will always tell the truth about this when asked.
Never worked with him again.