New president of a country is handed 3 envelopes by the previous leader.

President of a country is handed 3 numbered envelopes by the previous leader. Previous leader says "If you screw anything up, then open one of the envelopes and it will tell you what to do."

Eventually, over time, the president screws some things up. Everyone gets mad at him and threatens t...

The new manager gets handed 3 envelopes

The exiting manager gives the incoming manager 3 envelopes and says “When you get in trouble, open an envelope”.

After a few months of work, the manager gets in trouble and remembers about the three envelopes so she opens the first one.

Envelope #1 says “Blame your predecessors.”
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A new CEO takes his seat at the helm of a large corporation

He finds three envelopes on his desk, numbered 1 to 3, and a note.

"Dear successor,
On this desk you find 3 envelopes that will help you in times of a crisis. Open them only in the order they are numbered, and only when you face a crisis that you cannot manage.
Best of luck"

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