Taking advantage of the pit stop: How to prosper in a recession is an Economist Intelligence Unit briefing paper, sponsored by Ineum Consulting. The Economist Intelligence Unit bears sole responsibility for this report. The Economist Intelligence Unit's editorial team wrote the report, and the findings and views expressed do not necessarily reflect the views of the sponsor. Clint Witchalls wrote the report and Delia MethCohn was the editor. Our thanks are due to all interviewees for their time and insights.