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Great Quotation, 5/18/2015

Monday, May 18th, 2015
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“It’s doctrine on day one, and every day after that it becomes dogma.” – Colonel John Boyd

Great Quotation, 5/11/2015

Monday, May 11th, 2015
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“To call in the statistician after the experiment is done may be no more than asking him to perform a post-mortem examination: he may be able to say what the experiment died of.” – Ronald Fisher, Statistician and evolutionary biologist

ManagementSpeak, 5/4/2015

Monday, May 4th, 2015
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“Nothing in the known universe travels faster than a bad check.” – Anonymous

ManagementSpeak, 4/27/2015

Monday, April 27th, 2015
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ManagementSpeak: We’re resource constrained. Translation: We’re giving no raises this year. Exciting news – we’re giving every ManagementSpeak contributor a raise. Last year’s rate was … well, it was feeling good about contributing. Next year, contributors can feel twice as good!

ManagementSpeak, 4/13/2015

Monday, April 13th, 2015
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ManagementSpeak: Your position is safe. Translation: As soon as we find a replacement for you, you’re history. This week’s contributor is, however, irreplaceable.

Great Quotations, 4/6/2015

Monday, April 6th, 2015
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“Culture eats strategy for breakfast.” – Peter Drucker  ”Infrastructure eats it for lunch.” – Scott Lee and Bob Lewis

ManagementSpeak, 3/30/2015

Monday, March 30th, 2015
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ManagementSpeak: Take my advice. Translation: Heaven knows I’m not going to take my own advice. And today’s contributor was … me.

Not so great quotation

Monday, March 23rd, 2015
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“I told you so!” – Battle cry of every spouse who wants to be an ex-spouse

ManagementSpeak, 3/16/2015

Monday, March 16th, 2015
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ManagementSpeak: Your position has been eliminated. Translation: You solved our problems — thank you very much — now get lost. This week’s anonymous contributors solved one of KJR’s problems — our ongoing need for fresh ManagementSpeaks. You can too — just keep your ears open and send in the offending phrases.

Great Quotation, 3/9/2015

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015
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“An approximate answer to the right problem is worth a good deal more than an exact answer to an approximate problem.” – John Tukey, Statistician

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my photoBob Lewis is a senior management consultant with Dell Services. He has published these columns once a week in one form or another since 1996.

Disclaimer: All opinions, statements, representations, allegations, images (if published) and anything else that appears here is the sole responsibility of the author. Dell has and had nothing to do with it, other than saying it's okay to continue publishing KJR.

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