Welcome to Two Envelopes
The newly hired C level Executive finds a note from his predecessor taped neatly to the white board behind his trendy stand up desk:
“There are two envelopes in the upper drawer.
When you are in trouble for the first time, open the first envelope.
When you are in a big trouble for the second time, open the second envelop”.
In a couple of months & a bad quarter he found himself in trouble, nervous he looked for and opened the first envelope the one he recieved from his predecessor and read:
“Shift the blame onto me”.
He did so and got out of trouble, by buying himself some more time.
After a botched launch and delayed revenue growth years he found himself in hot water once again and opened the second envelop.
It said: “Prepare two envelopes”