Cinderella Man

With the NCAA Men's Basketball tournament — March Madness — right around the corner, I'll offer a quick observation:

It is illustrative of modern society that the tournament bracket features the same architectural form as the organizational chart in the industrial corporation.

The Organization Man faces the same challenges in working up the hierarchy as the Cinderella Team, or, put another way, attaining a senior management position is akin to reaching the end of the Road to the Final Four, particularly if a competitor has a bye (buy?) into a later round of the bracket.

But every now and again, somebody lives the American Dream and makes it from the mail room to the top. So perhaps we just merge the two, then, and wait for the industrial-entertainment complex to manufacture our next hero — our next Cinderella Man?

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