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Protocol and ritual are important - they provide a pleasing illusion of power to the powerless, and an equally pleasing illusion of powerlessness to the powerful.

This is true whether you examine the medieval farming village or the boardroom of the modern corporation.

- Jake

Friends come and go. Enemies accumulate.

by JakeS (JangoSierra 'at' gmail 'dot' com) on Mon Apr 19th, 2010 at 01:20:03 PM EST
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