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An individual who's rising career path is the result of repeated rejection and transfer from their current position as a means of ridding a group of their undesirable presence. An alternate means of expulsion from a group as opposed to termination.

After the process has been repeated in rapid succession, these individuals are mistakenly viewed by unknowing superiors as exceptional rising stars, and thus soon and often rise to the highest ranks of management.
The downward spiral, failure or non-performance of many modern corporations is the result of the cadre of upward failures who now ocupy the positions of CEO, CFO, and COO.
by WORDLE August 07, 2011
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