If you approach this article as a way to push blame down to the little guy, then the point was missed. There are people who are perfectly content with passing the buck and living in the worker role ad infinitum. For those who are not and want to climb the ladder quickly, this is a valid approach that has worked.
But with everything, there are variable that can take it the other way. Dictator-like bosses who work employees to the burnout stage are not looking for rising stars, they are looking for people to do a task. Period. Not a win-win situation. However, even in this situation there is always a way to adapt and overcome the seemingly impossible. Many today just give up much too easily.
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