An Urban's Rural View
Urban C. Lehner Editor Emeritus
Tue Sep 8, 2015 06:39 AM CDT

The Startling Sentence of the Year Award goes to the Wall Street Journal for this beauty, which summarizes the teachings of Hiroshi Tsukakoshi, a 77-year-old CEO who some follow as a management guru in his native Japan:

"He says companies should exist to make their workers happy, and says employees should clean the office toilets to foster a sense of responsibility (…)."

See what I mean? It's not every 24-word sentence that contains three startling ideas. There's the notion that employees should clean the toilets. There's the seeming contradiction between making employees happy and expecting them to clean ...

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