The Fish Rots From the Head
How culture is driven from the very top
The proverb ‘a fish rots from the head’ has its origins shrouded in mystery. Many countries and cultures lay claim to it, including the English, the Turks and the Chinese, but the actual source is lost in antiquity.
It’s a metaphor for leadership, be it in business, religion or a country. It’s not biologically true, of…