So, companies secrets led to bankruptcy.
Joke of the year. And they used word 'mittens'.
Had you read Dilbert you'd know, that the guy is an engineer in a firm where nothing really works as they should in a successful firm, and that's what makes the funny part of it. Now these guys though Dilbert was in fact the mastermind behind all the great innovations and they were wrong, because liek you, they didn't know what the character was about. Kinda like hiring Sledge Hammer (you must know this) thinking he was good at something. At this time of the year it's just a funny coincidence that they use mittens in the strip.
There, I officially ruined the joke by explaining it.