MEMO TO: Jesus of Nazareth
FROM: The Jerusalem Management Consulting Firm
Dear Sir:

Thank you for submitting the resumes of the twelve men you have picked for management positions in your new organization. All of them have now taken a series of tests, and we have not only run the results through our computer, but we have also conducted an in-depth interview with each of them by our staff psychologist and vocational aptitude consultant.

The profiles of all tests are included, and you will want to study each of them carefully. It is the staff’s opinion that most of your nominees are lacking in background, education, and vocational aptitude for the type of enterprise you are undertaking. They do not have the team concept and we would highly recommend that you continue your search for persons with more experience, higher qualifications, and greater managerial abilities.

Simon Peter is emotionally unstable and is given to fits of temper.

Andrew simply has no qualities of leadership.

The two brothers, James and John, the sons of Zebedee, place personal interests above company loyalty and are quite boisterous.

Thomas demonstrates a questioning attitude that would tend to undermine morale among the ranks.

It is also our duty to inform you that the Better Business Bureau of Greater Jerusalem has received reports on Matthew regarding questionable business practices.

James, the son of Alphaeus, and Thaddeus definitely have radical leanings and both demonstrate attitude problems which would present difficulty in their dealings with the public.

However, one of your candidates shows great potential. He is a man of ability and resourcefulness, meets people well, has a keen business mind, and has contacts in high places. He is highly motivated, ambitious, responsible, and is not afraid to take the initiative. We recommend Judas Iscariot as the most qualified of all of your prospective candidates.

Sincerely,

The Jerusalem Management Consulting Firm