Part 1 stirred up a bit of a fuckstorm, which surprised me less than how quickly it became a reasonable conversation.
Nobody cited the post as a LackOfGodwin violation, probably because there's no such thing yet. Maybe if I continue along this historically material path, there will be one.
But to be a little less inflammatory (get the Red out!), here's an analogy that's pretty much structurally identical:
A small group that communicates well doesn't need a non-performing leader. The key term there is not "small" but "communicates well". There are conductorless orchestras, some of which are not particularly small.
Like a priest, the traditional conductor is believed to channel the sacred intention of the composer.
|My role model, Charles Mingus - photo by David Redfern|
Mingus could be as hard on his bands as any OberMusikenFührer in
Got distracted by Mingus. Where was I? Casting aspersions on Scrum? What's the point? Sure, I'm a downtrodden victim of False Scotsman Scrum, but I live in Chicago. Do I have to tell you about my mayor? Worse than even False Scotsman Scrum.