When two brothers fight a stranger reaps their harvest.” It’s the most prophetic line among the many Igbo phrases used in Achebe’s third novel, set in a collection of villages in 1920s Nigeria. Here the local gods are as real as the ground, the yams, the trees, and the firmly-established if mystifying presence of the white man. At the centre of this world is aging patriarch Ezeulu, who doesn’t need to have read King Lear to know that aging patriarchs do badly in changing times.
Washington Post, 21/7/15. As of September, one of the largest companies in the world will do all of its employees and managers an enormous favour: It will get rid of the annual performance review. In big move, Accenture will get rid of annual performance reviews and rankings