25. Gaining Stature
Be wary of short men who don’t speak when spoken to.
They may be lost in thoughts of schemes by which they
mean to gain stature.
It isn’t surprising that businesses which grow into multi-
national corporations without benefit of ethics or morals
will often promote an employee having a similar, lusty grasp
of things. Even companies that foster camaraderie and a
feeling of family have fired wives, husbands, and cousins in
a manner that’s altogether foreign to family life. While
integrity behaves itself well enough in the home, it’s often
seen gleefully kicking up its heels when it puts on a