Diogenes’ Search

A company was having trouble with stealing in the workplace. So they hired an actor to play the part of Diogenes—the Greek philosopher who carried a lamp around the city looking for an honest man.

The CEO of the company thought the dramatization would underscore the seriousness of the situation.  They hired this man to roam around the offices. He went into the accounting department and the manager said, “Diogenes what are you doing here?”

He said, “I’m looking for an honest man.”

“The next day he went to the marketing department and the manager said, “Diogenes, what are you doing here?”

He said, “I’m looking for an honest man.”

The next day he went to the shipping department. The manager said, “Diogenes, what are you doing here?”

He said, “I’m looking for my lamp.”