“Look at him. Giving out orders left and right, but never writing anything down.”

“It’s genius, really.”

“How is that?”

“Think about it. Everyone gets their orders, but if anything were to go wrong, who is there to say it went one way or the other? The leader can say he doesn’t remember giving such an order, and the person he had do that rotten job will get all the blame and all the bullets.”

“Unless they don’t do as he asks.”

“Exactly. If you do what’s asked of you, and things turn out, you’re fine. Otherwise you get to be the thing that insulates the leader from the problem. It’s brilliant.”

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