Not everything you hear is true. Meryl sent me this wonderful quote:
We trained hard...but every time we were beginning to form up into teams, we would be reorganized. I was to learn later in life that we tend to meet any new situation by reorganizing...and a wonderful method it can be for creating the illusion of progress while producing inefficiency and demoralization. --Petronius
I bought it completely. I wanted to share it, but I figured I could get a tighter date.
It's an urban myth! An classical urban myth! Who would have thought such a thing would emerge at this late date?