We are So Sophisticated
"No management basics, please. We want some sophisticated insights. Perhaps some Aztec leadership techniques or the musings of someone who is far outside of the normal realm; a goat herder, perhaps, or a gardener."
"Didn't the Aztecs lose?"
"A fluke of technology. I'm sure we can still learn much from their leadership. We don't want any white bread approaches. We're looking for authenticity, some mud-on-the-feet sort of thing. So much of management is soulless. Find us someone with a magic bullet; a talisman that we can use in hard times."
"I shouldn't have any trouble fulfilling your request."