My boss has Graves disease. A highly manipulative co-worker attempted to exploit his "emotional lability". I got in the way. My boss was a sitting duck. He knew my boss better that he knew himself. I had to know them both better than they knew themselves and expose him to my boss. I found myself in a no-man's land.
The distance between business realities and emotional realities was light years apart. Logical arguments were not going to undo this kind of manipulation. All of a sudden, I had no voice and no audience. Alone, pathetic, unsupported, insane, vulnerable, completely disarmed, and self defeated, the loser, with absolutely no chance of success this is were I had to send the message from. My design was to break one of the "48 Laws of Power." Instead of standing in the wings, positioning myself in a favorable position and letting my boss fail, I thought that I could send him a message. A message in the future because he wasn't there yet. I thought that I could warn him, let him know what was going to happen and that he could inform himself and avoid injury when the moment came.
I thought I had some type of super human power. I thought that I could bring to light an event that had not happened. I thought that I could travel light and selfless and empower myself to see what was happening to me. I thought that I had the power to change our history as it was being made.
What is the true value and pursuit of business administration if it is not to facilitate the realization of human wants and needs? The understanding of this gravitational force is not something business would want to stray too far from. The new economy is just a whisper that can not be heard above the crash of falling ruble as the old economy implodes. There is a higher technology out there. All we need is the business leaders to show us the way. --cjs