OK, this phrase struck me from the article by that fellow who simply cant stand working for what Li Peng used to call 'Gold Sacks' any more:
Today, if you make enough money for the firm (and are not currently an ax murderer) you will be promoted into a position of influence.
What if you're a current multiple arsonist? What if you used to be an axe murderer, but you're all better now? The guy says the problem is with leadership, and I can get down with that. Current axe murderers don't tend to communicate much - except when they do - but former axe murderers can share and mentor what they learned by the experience.