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The Fish Rots From the Head

How culture is driven from the very top

Photo by Riccardo Annand — Unsplash

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…

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James Halliday

James Halliday

Project manager in live television, background in engineering and logistics. Biker, vegan, dad to two tiny terrors. Love travel.