You know what they say about books? Don’t judge them by the covers. If you think about what a cover actually does for a book: it allows us to make a different set of judgements. Covers – dustcovers on hardbacks – are about protecting books, about presenting an image of the book so that you can make a decision about whether you wish to investigate that book further.Read More →

Managemet Meeting Reality

1. Talk about “seamless integration”. Doesn’t matter what the context is. Just use those two words together. 2. Say “long term impact” a lot, while looking out the window to make it appear like you’re looking into the future of the company. 3. Talk about taking a step back, looking at the big picture, or the view from 30,000 feet. While leaning back and gesticulating. 4. Ask the presenter to go back a slide, then nod and say it makes sense and ask them to carry on. 5. Get excited, then ask about the “scalability factor” or say “Will it scale?” while squinting your eyes.Read More →

That cheapskate won’t even pay for a postage stamp.

cheapskate : A stingey person. Somebody who buys cheap in favour of higher quality or better stuff. Even though they might be able to afford the better. Always Try For The Best Deal “I worked at a Sears that went out of business. On the final day, everything in the store was 95% off. We were selling a brand new weed-wacker for $8. A guy came in and tried to get a manager to sell it to him for $5.”   The Richest Are the Cheapest “My aunt is a freaking multi-millionaire who owns apartment buildings in Menlo Park, CA. She is a notorious cheapskate.Read More →