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How Really Good People Become Really Bad Managers

A business parable with sea otters and mollusks

Sammy the sea otter slipped silently along the sea bottom looking for oysters. Sammy was excellent at finding oyster and mussel beds and was especially skilled at using pieces of rock or shell fragments to leverage open the tasty morsels.



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Timothy Key

Retired from fire service after 26 years. Writer and world traveler. I believe compassion, grace and gratitude are contagious and should be spread liberally.