This is a founding principle of the Nomura Group. It is seemingly something Richard Windsor ignored when he connected the wrong dots and proclaimed that there may be screen design flaws that could crop up in 3-6 months for the iPhone.
Only time will tell, he says. The classic "I'm not saying.... I'm just saying."
Many have been quick to point out his errors regarding the iPhone's screen technology, but it looks like the damage has been done. The fear-inducing thought is being repeated around the blogosphere.
Richard, you are a n00b of the most careless sort. I hope your bosses take their founding principles seriously. Only time will tell, of course.
Oh, and your ties are hideous.