Sunday, January 27, 2013

The "Buck" Stops Here

"Former President Truman used to have a phrase that described pretty accurately the position of the man at the head of a business. "The buck stops here," the President used to say, pointing at his own desk. What he meant was that others could pass along the burden for a decision made, or to-be-made, but the man at the top had nowhere else to pass it. The "buck" stopped there."

A Help-Your-Self Booklet, 1959

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