Life mostly allows for a relatively friendly relationship with the actual facts.
Most of the time … they’re delicately spun. A polish there, an omission here, the greens are more verdant, the blues Caribbean, the rich earth tones of a Tuscan hillside in the afternoon sun.
It’s the fit-for-publication view of life. For a sympathetic biography.
Sometimes though – an audit, due diligence, whenever lawyers get involved – the spinning stops and the facts are separated from context and commentary to stand cold and hard and alone.
No wriggling. This is how it is.
The smart route, the skippy one, is always taking decisions you can stand by – whatever the outcome and whoever’s looking.
Skippy strategy: Integrity doesn’t need spinning.
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