Ernst Stavro Blofeld: Ladies, Gentlemen, thank you for joining me here at SPECTRE’s AGM. As we all know, this has been a tumultuous twelve months for the organisation following the radical process changes we elected to implement in 2011.
Now I know these have been some extremely challenging adjustments and there has been some knock-on effect to some of our core revenue streams, especially in some areas of terrorism and extortion that have historically been high-ROI spheres for us. But I think we all understand that our old front-loaded, waterfall, build-big plans for world domination just aren’t viable in the modern world, and this is a period of transitional pain as we realign SPECTRE to the realities of business in the 21st century.
So, let’s recap what we’ve learned in this first year of Lean Villainy. Remember, these days we don’t say “this organisation does not tolerate failure,” we say “this organisation does not tolerate failing to learn from failure.” Auric?