- William Goldman, Adventures in the Screen Trade
Some of my related random thoughts:
It is usually in the best interests of top management and the employees that an organization be well-run but that doesn't mean it is.
And even if an organization is well-run that doesn't mean it will continue to be so.
There can be pockets of excellence or mediocrity in any organization. Those may exist at any level and may even exist side-by-side.
The individuals with power have to struggle to acquire new ideas.
Those with insight have to struggle to gain power.
So much of the scene is blurred and transitory. Excellence may be especially fleeting and knowledge - true knowledge - may be a ghost.
Everyone is scrambling.