Intelligent and lazy
May 12, 2007
German military chief General von Manstein said:
“There are only four types of officers.
First, there are the lazy, stupid ones. Leave them alone, they do no harm.
Second, there are the hard-working intelligent ones. They make excellent staff officers, ensuring
that every detail is properly considered.
Third, there are the hard-working, stupid ones. These people are a menace, and must be fired at
once. They create irrelevant work for everybody.
Finally, there are the intelligent lazy ones. They are suited for the highest office.”