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KJRSpeak: Not that many years ago I felt like a million bucks. Now, in exchange for just a few bucks, I feel like I’m a million years old. Thanks to this week’s contributor to the KJR neoquote collection.
ManagementSpeak: We will consider the totality of the circumstances in making our decision. Translation: We’ve already made the decision. We’ll cherry-pick the evidence and logic that fits it. And thanks to Tom Reid, who cherry-picked this excellent phrase to share with the KJR community.
ManagementSpeak: I want you to own this project. Translation: I don’t want to be bothered with this project. Thanks to “Bob from Phoenix” for being bothered enough to send this in.
ManagementSpeak: Give me a fully landscaped example to demonstrate the benefits. Translation: Give me a lot of gory details. A summary just isn’t going to cut it. Hmmm. I might use this one! Congrats to both the correspondent who suggested it, and the manager who coined it.
“If we can’t learn from our mistakes, what’s the point in making them?” “Cy the Cynic,” from Frank Stewart’s bridge column
ManagementSpeak: That’s an interesting question. Translation: No. Thanks to Mark Janda for an interesting translation.
ManagementSpeak: I’m a realist. Translation: I’m a pessimist. Thanks to this week’s contributor for his realistic translation.
ManagementSpeak: I am here to implement change. Translation: I have no idea what we do or should do, but we will continue to reorganize anyway. Alternate translation: I have too much time on my hands and need more work. This week’s anonymous contributor had just enough time on his hands to share this thought with […]
Clarke’s third law: “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” – Sir Arthur C. Clarke
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