August 7, 2012

Leadership Secrets of Bashar al-Assad

Blake Hounshell, FP Passport

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It turns out that when you threaten to kill someone when making a job offer, it's difficult to guarantee their loyalty.

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TAGGED: Riad Hijab, Syria, Bashar Assad, Bashar al-Assad


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