Nepotism: n. giving special privileges such as a job to relatives which is frequently not based on merit and/or achievement and this is frequently done in businesses
Historically many tyrants placed relatives in positions of power because they were thought to be more trustworthy although they frequently turned out to be less competent than someone more deserving or skilled.
Today in many businesses and corporations nepotism also exists and makes it harder for meritorious non genetically related employees to make it into the top ranks of an organization.
If nepotism is the main thing standing between you and great success then marrying into the family at some level may be the clever answer to your dilemma.
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