Monday, April 12, 2004

Advice for Bush
A new President spends a minute at his new office with the old President he is replacing. In that minute, the departing President tells him, "I have left three numbered envelopes in the Oval Office. Open an envelope if you encounter a crisis you can't solve." Eight months down the track there is major drama, everything goes wrong - tmost unusual stuff - and the manager feels very threatened by it all. He remembers the parting words of his predecessor and opens the first envelope. The message inside says "Blame your predecessor!" He does this and gets off the hook. About a year later, the company is experiencing a dip in credibility, combined with serious, and lethal problems. The President quickly opens the second envelope. The message read, "Reorganize!" This he does, and the public is quickly distracted. Being smart, the new President opens the third envelope before the next crisis hits. The message inside says "Prepare three envelopes".

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