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A flea’s guide to organisational culture

Great fleas have little fleas

Upon their back to bite ‘em;

And little fleas have lesser fleas

And so, ad infinitum.

And great fleas, themselves, in turn

Have greater fleas to go on;

While these, again, have greater still,

And greater still, and so on.

A verse written by Augustus de Morgan, based on a poem by Jonathan Swift