Getting to the Top in a Large Organization


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.

  1. Become an obsequious lick-spittle, an abject toady and a back-stabber.
  2. Attach yourself, like a sea lamprey, to one of the more unbalanced people in upper management who can be your patron, mentor and booster.
  3. Buy a copy of The Prince and follow its council to the letter.

Do these things and you will float to the top.

-Merlin-

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