Sometime ago, a young fellow wanted to know what it would take — what he’d have to do — to get to the top in a large organization. Were he in a small organization, I would recommend marrying the boss’ daughter, but he wanted to know what to do in a large one so, OK, here goes.
- Become an obsequious lick-spittle, an abject toady and a back-stabber.
- Attach yourself, like a sea lamprey, to one of the more unbalanced people in upper management who can be your patron, mentor and booster.
- Buy a copy of The Prince and follow its council to the letter.
Do these things and you will float to the top.