|3 And he gave them a trinity to help them do it.
4 aThe Trinity of Harry is Desire, Certainty, and Blame.
5 You may know about this trinity already,
6 But you may not know that of the three,
7 bBlame is far and away the most important.
CHAPTER 101 When you're rich and powerful and in charge,
2 It's pretty easy to get blamed for things,
3 cAnd that can cost you a lot of money,
4 dAnd your job,
5 eAnd even your freedom.
6 But these are problems you should be able to avoid,
8 Without having to think about it,
9 fAs long as you follow a few simple guidelines,
10 Which I'll be pleased to tell you about.
11 Are you still listening?
CHAPTER 111 If you want to stay rich and powerful and in charge,
2 Without thinking about it,
3 gRemember to blame others before they can blame you.
4 No matter what happens,
5 hNothing is ever your fault.
6 For example, if your icorporation is international,
7 You can blame practically everything on jexchange rates,
8 Which nobody understands anyway,
9 Except that they can't possibly be your fault.
||CHAPTER 121 The next thing to remember is to surround yourself with stupid people,
2 And hire stupid people,
3 And promote stupid people,
4 Because smart people have a harder time remembering not to think about anything,
5 kUntil they've been blamed enough times, that is.
6 But why bother with them at all,
7 When there are so many stupid people available?
CHAPTER 131 Some of you may be saying to yourselves, "Why should I hire stupid people,
2 l"Since stupid people screw things up,
3 m"And never understand what you tell them to do,
4 n"And waste lots of time doing completely stupid, useless, infuriating things.
5 o"Besides, it takes them forever to get anything done,
6 p"Because they always have to have lots and lots of meetings,
7 "And then they do it all wrong anyway,
8 "So that their work is bad as well as late,
9 q"Which the CEO always gets blamed for in the end.
10 "So why should I?"
CHAPTER 141 There are two reasons for hiring stupid people.
2 In the first place, it's been a few years since Harry showed us the way,
3 rAnd practically everybody is already following the Way of Harry,