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“We cannot do everything, and there is a sense of liberation in realizing that. This enables us to do something, and to do it very well.” – Oscar Romero y Galdamez, suggested by my friend and long-time subscriber, Greg Fetter.
The Unspeakable Law: As soon as you mention something … if it is good it goes away … if it is bad it happens. – Cadged years ago from EduCause’s A Word A Day. They didn’t know the original source; neither do I.
ManagementSpeak: This project will raise your visibility. Translation: If you fail, you’ll suffer all of the consequences on your own. But don’t worry; if you succeed, I’ll be there to take as much of the credit as I can. Lets raise Alan Earnshaw’s visibility for providing this excellent translation.
ManagementSpeak: This is strictly confidential. Translation: It won’t be mentioned when we get you back for saying it. You might want to keep this week’s translation confidential, just like the identity of this week’s contributor.
Do they still play the blues in Chicago When baseball season rolls around When the snow melts away, do the Cubbies still play In their ivy-covered burial ground? – A Dying Cub Fan’s Last Request, Steve Goodman
“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.« Previous Entries