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loose lips sink ships:

the old wartime adage that probably originated with a 20th century poster displayed to warn civilians involved as workers in a war effort not to talk about what they were doing where they might be overheard. Applied to enterprise development, the adage is analogous to saying that loose lips can cause things to go awry with projects.

Confidentiality is a concern whenever there is the possibility of someone is seeking gather business intelligence in order to do harm. Site selection projects, for example, can become sinking ships when proprietary plans or activities fall into the wrong hands. Such might become the case when companies on the move are unwittingly identified by employees or trusted resource and service providers while engaged in fieldwork.

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related: industrial espionage; resource and service providers; risk management

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