A friend of mine works for a multi-national company which divides the world into geographical sales sectors.
The company has made a decision which apparently is not going to work commercially.
It has appointed an Indian as head of its South African sales force.
The problem is that he will not be able to meet the decision makers at the companies within South Africa which traditionally buy the specialised product.
Because the white South African decision makers will not meet an Indian.
As I wrote in a recent blog…
I’ve never met a nice white South African.
In the words of the Top Ten Spitting Image song: They’re all a bunch of arrogant bastards.