Chapter 11. The dynamics of succession


If you shoot at a king you must kill him.


Young men think all old men are fools, but old men know young men are fools.


It’s never too late to be what you might have been.


Some people turn into good wine as they age; others, becoming increasingly sour with each passing year, turn into vinegar. As I’ve heard it said, some people immature with age. Executives as a group have as much trouble (if not more) with the process of aging as does the larger population.

Many centuries ago the following lines were written:

Midway in our life’s journey, I went astray from the straight road and woke to find myself alone in a dark wood. How shall I say what wood that ...

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