Employed as: Friend or family of employee, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 August 2017
You have to give some credit to HH for pulling a huge one. Seeing what
he has done with CSX it reminds me of the story of the emperor with no
clothes. Harrison is the swindler and the board and investors are the
the foolish emperor.
"There existed an emperor who loved wearing fine clothes and spent all
of his people's money on them. He had a different set for each hour and
was, without doubt, the finest dressed man in the land.
One day, two swindlers claiming to be weavers entered the Emporer's
city and proclaimed they were capable of making the finest, lightest,
most magnificent cloth the world has ever seen. So extraordinary was
this cloth, it was invisible to anyone who was incompetent or stupid.
Hearing of the weaver's amazing "talent", the foolish Emporer
thought he could use such cloth to weed out undesirables in his city.
He paid the swindlers an enormous sum of gold and they set out to
"create" the clothes; knowing they would only need go through the
The Emperor sent several advisors to gage their progress and all the
advisors reported the cloth magnificent, not wanting to appear unworthy
for seeing nothing at all; the cloth didn't exist!
Finally the clothes were "finished", the swindlers already having
counted the gold and jewels they had received. A procession was
arranged to show off the Emperor's new clothes and the entire city
gathered in the center to view them. Having been "dressed" by the
swinglers, who remarked how wonderful he looked, and how light the
cloth appeared on him, he appeared before his people.
The people, having heard of the weaver's abilities and the cloth's
fictious properties, were amazed and offered thunderous applause to the
now beaming Emperor. None of them were willing to admit that they
hadn't seen a thing; for if anyone did, then he was either stupid or
unfit for the job he held. Never before had the emperor's clothes been
such a success.
While expressing admiration at their Emperor's new "invisible"
clothes, a small boy cried out... "But the Emperor has no clothes!"
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