Fiction

Re: More Information on 20th Century CEOs

by The Escaped Inmate While on a time-travel jag, I ran across a response to the bit of 20th century history recently featured on The Corporate Asylum.  I thought I ought to share it with you. Speculation about the meaning of the term CEO and the meaning of the messages left on VTs by various…

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Re: The Existence of CEO’s

by The Inmate WHO CARES? The Debate Over the Existence of CEO’s Faces a Third Alternative A Book Review by Emma Lupien DO CEO’S EXIST?An Inquiry Into the Not So Obvious by J. Herbert Guest Magnolia Publishers, New York, 1999 538 pages / $29.95 hardback The existence of CEO’s has been debated since the inception…

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Re: The Management Strike

by The Inmate . . . the production of a tractor is the result of men who know about tractors actually producing them and then selling them to men who actually use them. . . . management methods are, at best, marginal facilitators. —John Ralston Saul, Voltaire’s Bastards December 12— Management of INC Incorporated, the…

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Re: My Travels Through Time and Space

by The Inmate My friends, I’ve never mentioned it, but the Universe is inhabited principally by beings like us. —Ijon Tichy There are not many perks being a delivery guy.  I do have my own office.  It’s small and I have yet to close any huge business deals there, but it does have air-conditioning, several…

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Re: 20th Century C.E.O.’s Speech

by The Inmate The First Publication and Exegesis of Jeb Martin’s Video Transcript from the Twentieth Century by Isabel Abbey, A.S.D., Claus Homer, A.S.D, H.H.N., Ruth Knight, A.S.D., U.S.D., and Victor Blair William, N.O.A.S.D., N.O.U.S.D. Little is known about the 20th century.  Archeological discoveries have been minimal.  By far the biggest find was a sealed…

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Re: The Efficiency Experts

by The Inmate The technocrats suffer from character defects which have to do with their inability to maintain any links between reason, common sense and morality. —John Ralston Saul, Voltaire’s Bastards Steve Hall sat in his small cubicle in a large building that was part of an even larger corporation: INC Incorporated.  In front of…

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Looking for Sophia Williams

by Glen Draeger Not enough information.  That was the problem. Sophia Williams The Granger Building That was it.  No floor.  No suite number.  No phone number.  Not even the city.  How did it even get here?  I did not want this kind of delivery on my last stop of the day, particularly to the largest…

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The Trash Man Cometh

by Glen Draeger When Harry Robins returned from work his bathroom faucet was running full force.  This surprised him only momentarily because the truth of why the water had continued its even flow for the last fourteen hours descended upon him as swiftly as dung from a passing pigeon:  he had never turned it off. …

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The Wager

by Glen Draeger  . . . so you can learn just how much greater I am than you . . . —Homer, The Iliad “A game?” “Sure.” “You want to put some money it?” “No, I don’t play for money.” “Twenty bucks just to make it interesting.  What do you say?” “No, I don’t think…

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How People Can Be

by Glen Draeger “After you,” a tall man in a dark suit said as he nodded his head and motioned with his hand toward the elevator.   For a moment a stout man in a uniform hesitated, but then said, “No, you go ahead,” as he tilted his head toward the opening. The elevator doors…

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