This is George Bush’s accountability moment. That’s why I’m here. The mainstream media aren’t holding him accountable. Neither is Congress. So I’m not leaving Crawford until he’s held accountable. - Cindy Sheehan

There are things worth fighting for. And there are even some worth dying for. But Iraq is not one of them. - James Moore

Marriage is love.

Monday, July 25, 2005

Bullshit Bingo

Do you keep falling asleep in meetings, seminars? What about those long boring conference calls? Here's a way to change all that:

1. Before (or during) your next meeting, seminar, or conference call,prepare for the meeting by drawing a square - 5" x 5" is a good size.

2. Divide the square into columns -- five across and five down. That will give you 25 one-inch blocks.

3. In each block, write one of the following words/phrases:

1) synergy
2) strategic fit
3) core competencies
4) best practice
5) bottom line
6) revisit
7) take that off-line
8) 24/7
9) out of the loop
10) benchmark
11) value added
12) proactive
13) win-win
14) think outside the box
15) fast track
16) result-driven
17) empower(ment)
18) knowledge base
19) at the end of the day
20) touch base
21) mindset
22) client focus(ed)
23) ballpark
24) game plan
25) leverage

4. Whenever you hear any one of those words/phrases, check off the appropriate block.

5. When you get five blocks horizontally, vertically or diagonally, stand up and shout "BULLSHIT! "Testimonials from satisfied "Bullshit Bingo" players: "I had been in the meeting for only five minutes when I won" -- Jack W.,Boston. "My attention span at meetings has improved drastically" -- David D., Miami "What a gas! Meetings will never be the same for me after my first win" "The atmosphere was tense in our last process meeting as 14 of us waited for the fifth box." -- Joseph R.,St. Louis "The speaker was stunned as eight of us screamed BULLSHIT! for the third time in two hours." -- Kathleen L., Atlanta


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