Archive for November, 1997

ManagementSpeak, 11/24/1997

Monday, November 24th, 1997
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ManagementSpeak: We see no changes in management at this time. Translation: We’re planning a bloodbath. Thanks to reader David Greusel for this week’s addition to our phrase book

Measuring turkeys (first appeared in InfoWorld)

Monday, November 24th, 1997
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Worthington, Minn., claims to be turkey capital of the United States. Worthington has competition, though. Example: In his autobiography, Dennis Green, head coach of the Minnesota Vikings, described his plan to sue the team’s owners if they refused to sell him a 30 percent share of the company. Since a) privately held companies have no […]

ManagementSpeak, 11/17/1997

Monday, November 17th, 1997
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ManagementSpeak: Your statements are emotional and immature. Translation: I disagree, and I’m a bigger cheese than you are. I heard this one myself, and no, you’re not going to find out who said it to me

Propaganda realities (first appeared in InfoWorld)

Monday, November 17th, 1997
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When I was growing up in the Chicago suburbs, the Cubs shaped (warped?) my character every summer. The team, needless to say, was awful, but we had our great players: Sweet swingin’ Billy Williams, pizza-sellin’ Ron Santo, and, more than anyone else, Ernie Banks, who was the perfect athlete hero for young kids. He was […]

ManagementSpeak, 11/10/1997

Monday, November 10th, 1997
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Management Speak: That’s an interesting idea. I would like to see it in writing. Translation: Forget it! Thanks to reader David R Duffield for this week’s exciting episode

Motivational ethics (first appeared in InfoWorld)

Monday, November 10th, 1997
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I recently enjoyed the privilege of hearing Nigel Barley, an anthropologist with the British Museum, give a wide-ranging talk about the importance of non-communication. Yes, that’s right. With all the emphasis on swifter communication, better communication, error-free communication, and the rest of it, Barley spoke about how good communication can mess up a perfectly good […]

Great Quotations, 11/3/1997

Monday, November 3rd, 1997
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“And they all moved away from me on the Group W bench.” – Arlo Guthrie, Alice’s Restaurant

Total Cost of a Day Planner (first appeared in InfoWorld)

Monday, November 3rd, 1997
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When I first heard about the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle, I wondered why everyone was so worried about Heisenberg’s uncertainty. I knew lots of people who weren’t certain about any number of things. I’m more sophisticated now, although not so much so that I’ve actually learned the mathematics. I’ve learned, for example, the basic idea behind […]

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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