Pushing a rope...
J. Hugh Sullivan (sullivan@NETAM.NET)
Mon, 18 Mar 1996 07:33:49 -0600
At 12:00 AM 3/18/96 -0600, Stephen Allan Mintz wrote:
>I am reminded about Dwight D. Eisenhower. During World War II it was
>reported that he tossed a piece of string on the table and said
>something to the effect. ...that string is like an Army, Push it and it
>will not go anywhere, Pull it and it will follow ...
The General outranked me by 5 stars and 1 stripe but the Navy always has a
way; moisten and freeze the string - then you can push it. You can also
increase the diameter, roll it into a ball or even turn it into a candle
and push it; the latter also lights the way.
There is also a way to push people - it is called leadership and motivation.
I grant you that may be both pull and push.
Eagle, Class of '43
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City