This book gives an understanding of how to identify problems in any organization before they become cancer to the organisation. Among other things the following areas have been extensively covered: The ten commandments in management the neglect of which may lead to failure. Three trajectories. Prevention and cure. Sign-posts along the road to insolvency. When do you commission an investigation. Ratios are good indicators. What are the warning signs? What are your courses of action? The question to ask. How effective is the management? Overtrading. Management information. Business risks. Some frivolous danger signs of impending insolvency. Some other (ir)relevent and irrelevent thoughts. How to diagnose trouble. Signs relating to a company''s financial performance. Signs connected with a company''s operational performance include. Signs associated with poor utilisation of assets include. The fortunes of companies in cyclical industries. The second main cause of insolvency concerns the stupidity on behalf of the person or the director. The third cause concerning business failure boils down to lack of proper management.