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  1. #1
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    Start with a cage containing five monkeys. Inside the cage, hang a
    > banana on a string and place a set of stairs under it. Before long, a
    > monkey will go to the stairs and start to climb towards the banana. As
    > soon as he touches the stairs, spray all of the other monkeys with cold
    > water.
    > After a while, another monkey makes an attempt with the same result
    > all the other monkeys are sprayed with cold water. Pretty soon, when
    > another monkey tries to climb the stairs, the other monkeys
    > will try to prevent it..
    > Now, put away the cold water. Remove one monkey from the cage and
    > replace it with a new one. The new monkey sees the banana and wants to
    > climb the stairs. To his surprise and horror, all of the
    > other monkeys attack him.
    > After another attempt and attack, he knows that if he tries to climb the
    > stairs, he will be assaulted.
    > Next, remove another of the original five monkeys and replace it with a
    > new one. The newcomer goes to the stairs and is attacked. The
    > previous newcomer takes part in the punishment with enthusiasm!
    > Likewise,replace a third original monkey with a new one,
    > then a fourth, then the fifth.
    > Every time the newest monkey takes to the stairs, he is attacked. Most
    > of the monkeys that are beating him have no idea why they were not
    > permitted to climb the stairs or why they are participating in the
    > beating of the newest monkey. After replacing all the
    > original monkeys, none of the remaining monkeys have ever
    > been sprayed with cold water.
    > Nevertheless, no monkey ever again approaches the
    > stairs to try for the banana. Why not?
    > Because as far as they know that's the way it's always been done
    > around here. And that, my friends, is how company policy begins.

  2. #2
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    banana, anyone?

    I am copying this...establishing a new, anonymous e-mail account...going to an internet cafe and sending it to my firm's CEO.

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