Tesla Motors is now weighed down with a big bag of problems. New CEO Elon Musk is dumping that bag on past CEOs' doorsteps. Lit on fire. Who can you blame? Today's featured commenter, thekevin, shares a parable about this situation:
When Brezhnev took over as Soviet chairman, he found two letters in his desk from his predecessor, along with a note to open them only in times of emergency when he didn't have an excuse.
Brezhnev got into trouble, and opened the first one. It said "Blame everything on me."
When Brezhnev got into trouble the second time, he opened the second letter, and it said "Sit down, and write two letters..."