A few years ago, Oil tycoon Eike Batista of Brazil predicted that he would become the world's richest man. Things didn’t turn out as he planned.
Today he is bankrupt.
Economist Miriam Leitao said that his "main error was to declare that he had what he didn't . . . He's always exaggerated the potential of his companies and thus increased his stock . . . He built a house of cards,"—Jim L. Wilson and Larry Tong
Luke 14:28-29 (NIV) "Suppose one of you wants to build a tower. Will he not first sit down and estimate the cost to see if he has enough money to complete it? (29) For if he lays the foundation and is not able to finish it, everyone who sees it will ridicule him, “