This is a hilarious cartoon showing a company offering a share in profits and employee stock plan. Does this remind you of Enron? Managers gleefully offering employees ownership of a company they secretly know is going bankrupt?
This cartoon has particular significance to me as I was involved in a similar arrangement. The company had great potential, but was unable to break the final barriers to become truly successful.
Worldcom, Adelphia and the entire workforce of the internet bubble, I feel for you.