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Bob James of Paint Rock, Texas, shares this story in Leadership, Vol.7, no.4: “Recently I laid a small circle of poison around a hill of stinging ants. Thinking the tiny granules of poison were food, the ants began to pick them up and carry them throughout the colony. I returned later to see how well the poison was working. Hundreds of stinging ants were carrying the poison down into their hill.

“Then I noticed a hole in the circle of poison. Some of the poison was moving the opposite way—away from the hill. Some smaller, not-stinging, ants had found this FOOD and were stealing it from their ant neighbors. Thinking they were getting...

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