August 6, 2004

Excerpts: Who Are "They" Anyway - Part XIX

By: 800-CEO-READ @ 1:25 AM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Who the heck
told you that?
      he laughed,
            taking the cigar
                  out of his mouth.
Whoever it was --
fed you a bunch of bull!
He slapped me on the shoulder
as if we were sharing a joke.
Shaking his head
he continued,
Its those bean counters --
thats who you should be talking to.
Those finance guys --
theyre the ones who call the shots.
They run everything by the numbers.
Its the guys with the calculators
youre looking for.
Where will I find them?
      I asked
as he turned to walk away.
Just follow the money,
      came his reply
            before he disappeared
                  down the hall.