“Though most of my immediate bosses were entirely reasonable and competent, the organization at large was riddled with hamster-brained sociopaths in leadership roles. Surely, I thought, this must be a problem that exists no place else on Earth. Otherwise we’d all be living in caves and holding long meetings on the feasibility of using sticks as stabby things.”
“The primary purpose of management is to kill any hope that staying in your current job will work out for you. … Remember, only quitters can be winners, because you can’t do something great until first you quit doing something that isn’t.”
Adams even explicitly addresses this dynamic as it concerns nations:
“You see this same dynamic with countries. The United States is a nation founded by people who couldn’t stand the leaders of their old homelands.”
I’m tired of our hamster-brained sociopathic leadership. How about you?
I’m writing a political satire right now. One of my arguments is that to go in to politics unarmed with a copy of Machiavelli’s “The Prince” would be like entering a corporate boardroom having never read the collective works of “Dilbert.”