This is the Organizational Development view [and the correct one of course]:
This is the Tommy Corcoran column. Tommy the Cork, so dubbed by FDR, was a Washington wise man. His various biographers called him the ultimate insider, the super lawyer and the master fixer. He came to Washington in 1926 to clerk for Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes and became a fixture, an almost institutional source of wisdom about American politics, before his death in 1981.
The Cork had a theory about how to choose a president. He always said it didn't matter who was running, that it was unnecessary to pay any attention to them. What matters, he said, is the approximately 1,500 people the president brings to Washington with him, his appointments to the positions where people actually run things. The question to consider is which 1,500 people we get....
For a glimpse of the 'dark side' of organizational development, look at this bio of Albert Speer
Albert Speer was the architect who served Adolf Hitler with devotion and efficiency, starting with his enthusiastic crafting of Nazi rallies and going on to become the organisational genius whose efforts are credited - if that is the word to use - with keeping the German war machine functioning under the onslaught of the Allied blockade and bombardment. Albert Speer is said to have prolonged the war for at least a year [probably longer]...
For more info, read about The Krupp family.
Krupp is the name of a prominent German family, famous for their steel production and armament manufacture...
..After Hitler came to power, the Krupp works became the center for German rearmament. In 1943, by a special order from Hitler, the company was reconverted into a family holding, and Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach (1907-67) took over the management.
After Germany's defeat and the incapability of Gustav to be tried, Alfried was tried as a war criminal at the Nuremberg Trials for his company's use of slave labor and he was sentenced to 12 years and ordered to sell 75% of his holdings.
In 1951, as the Cold War developed and no buyer could be found, he was released and in 1953 he resumed control of the firm. [wikipedia]
For an intense read: The Arms of Krupp: The Rise and Fall of the Industrial Dynasty that Armed Germany at War [1587-1968] by William Manchester
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