The Afghan chieftain looked older than his 60-odd years, and his bearded face bore the creases of a man burdened with duties as tribal patriarch and husband to four younger women. His visitor, a CIA officer, saw an opportunity, and reached into his bag for a small gift.

Four blue pills. Viagra.

"Take one of these. You'll love it," the officer said. Compliments of Uncle Sam.

The enticement worked. The officer, who described the encounter, returned four days later to an enthusiastic reception. The grinning chief offered up a bonanza of information about Taliban movements and supply routes — followed by a request for more pills.

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Finally, an outside-the-box way to drive up the rates for a recruiting referral program.

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Comment by Maureen Sharib on December 27, 2008 at 8:01am
I wonder what some of our good friends feel about this?
"Whatever it takes to make friends and influence people..."

Comment by Dan Nuroo on December 27, 2008 at 8:05am
You ARE out of the box Steve
Comment by Steve Levy on December 27, 2008 at 8:21am
Here are the Top 20 Employee Referral Reward Schemes; do you see the "little blue pill" anywhere?

I rest my case.
Comment by Martin H.Snyder on January 4, 2009 at 3:46pm
Like the old game of Password: BLANK_ Sells


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