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To put it another light, consider Steve Jobs’s Vice President/cross the Rubicon speech about reasons not mattering. When you take on an executive job like this, one of the major job responsibilities is to resign for the sake of accountability when something terrible happens, regardless of whether it’s strictly your fault.*

The other parable is the one of Write Two Letters.

* Clearly, Ito was very much at fault in this instance. The coverup!

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