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“What you do in this world is a matter of no consequence. The question is what can you make people believe you have done.” – Sherlock Holmes (via Sir Arthur Conan Doyle), A Study in Scarlet
“There are two words you never heard spoken on our sets: ‘Take two.’ “ – Herschell Gordon Lewis, aka The Godfather of Gore, aka the Great Guru of Direct Marketing, aka Dear old Dad (DoD)
ManagementSpeak: Feature-rich. Translation: Bug-riddled. Thanks to “Bruce N.” for this bug-free, single-feature ManagementSpeak.
ManagementSpeak: Is there a way to improve the financials on this project? Translation: Fraud or repealing the laws of economics are not necessarily off the table. Thanks to Tom Reid, accurately translating “improve” is on the table.
ManagementSpeak: We have to do more there. Translation: We haven’t done anything there. As this week’s contributor points out, something is, in fact, more than nothing.
ManagementSpeak: They walk the walk and talk the talk. Translation: They don’t walk the talk. And thanks to long-time correspondent Allison Dolan for walking us through the talk.
ManagementSpeak: This isn’t an exact science. Translation: I solved for the number I wanted. I’ll be nice and leave this week’s contributor, who didn’t know I was paying attention, unnamed.
ManagementSpeak: To your point. Translation: To my point. Thanks to Paul Novelli, who spotted this increasingly popular verbal tic and what it usually means.
ManagementSpeak: I wanted to circle around to discuss that matter from last week. Translation: I haven’t done a thing about it and am hoping you handled it. Thanks to Eric Johansen for pointing out a different sort of circular logic.
ManagementSpeak: Sure we can work together. Translation: Let’s do it my way. We’re translating this one Scott Mayer’s way. Thanks, Scott!« Previous Entries