The ability to get ahead in an organization is simply another talent, like the ability to play chess, paint pictures, do coronary bypass operations or pick pockets.
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One simple way to keep organizations from becoming cancerous might be to rotate all jobs on a regular, frequent and mandatory basis, including the leadership positions.
Anyone who seeks power wants absolute power.
The Gnostics were rapidly driven out of business by the hierarchical orthodox Christians.
Indeed, if our ancestors of millions of years ago hadn't learned how to care for one another and hunt in packs, they'd all have ended up being eaten by leopards.
As the political aspect becomes more and more influential, the organization ceases to be useful to its members and starts using them.
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