After many months of being battered by the recession, foreign competition, disloyal customers, hostile bankers, and unproductive employees, the CEO was visited by Satan.

"I see you are in desperate need of help," said the Prince of Darkness. "I'm prepared to extend your line of credit, recruit new, productive, and appreciative workers, and see that your foreign competitors are visited by withering competition in their homelands. Together we will rebuild your company, and it will be more glorious than ever. In exchange, all I ask is that you give me the souls of your management team to burn forever in the fires of hell."

"Hmmm," said the CEO as he pondered the deal for a moment. "What's the catch?" n

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