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Meetings

The Law of Triviality means that the time spent on any item of the agenda will be in inverse proportion to the sum of money involved.
Cyril Parkinson

The two biggest problems in corporate America are making ends meet and making meetings end.
Anonymous

The smart boss always has staff meetings at four in the afternoon on Friday. That way, nobody disagrees with him.
Anonymous

Better Than Gold
Ever since my daughter was born, I feel the fleetingness of time. And I don’t want to waste it on getting the perfect lip color.
Madonna

Punctuality

It’s easy to tell those who have never had much experience in committee work – they always get to the meeting on time.
Anonymous

I am a believer in punctuality, though it makes me lonely.
E.V. Lucas

My Aunt Minnie would always be punctual and never hold up production, but who would pay to see my Aunt Minnie?
Billy Wilder, on Marilyn Monroe’s unpunctuality

Better Than Gold
A goal isn’t truly a goal until a time schedule has been worked out for its fulfillment. Once you have answered what you will do, you must then decide when you expect to complete it. Until that happens, a goal still lives in the land of dreams.
John Stanko

Poetry, Meetings and Human Nature

Free verse: A device for making poetry easier to write and harder to read.
H.L. Mencken

Donuts: The only non-negotiable element to a successful meeting.
Joe Heuer

Human nature: Something that makes you swear at a pedestrian when you are driving and at the driver when you are a pedestrian.
Anonymous

Better Than Gold
Impossibilities vanish when a man and his God confront a mountain.
Robert Schuller

Meetings

The best way to kill an idea is to take it to a meeting.
Anonymous

A meeting consists of people talking for hours to produce a result called minutes.
Milton Berle

Whoever invented the meeting must have had Hollywood in mind. I think they should give Oscars for meetings: Best Meeting of the Year, Best Supporting Meeting, Best Meeting Based on Material from Another Meeting.
William Goldman

Better Than Gold
Whenever I held my newborn baby in my arms, I used to think that what I said and did to him could have an influence not only on him but on all whom he met, not only for a day or a month or a year, but for all eternity – a very challenging and exciting thought for a mother.
Rose Kennedy

Meetings

The Law of Triviality means that the time spent on any item of the agenda will be in inverse proportion to the sum of money involved.
Cyril Parkinson

The two biggest problems in corporate America are making ends meet and making meetings end.
Anonymous

The smart boss always has staff meetings at four in the afternoon on Friday. That way, nobody disagrees with him.
Anonymous

Better Than Gold
Ever since my daughter was born, I feel the fleetingness of time. And I don’t want to waste it on getting the perfect lip color.
Madonna

Punctuality

It’s easy to tell those who have never had much experience in committee work – they always get to the meeting on time.
Anonymous

I am a believer in punctuality, though it makes me lonely.
E.V. Lucas

My Aunt Minnie would always be punctual and never hold up production, but who would pay to see my Aunt Minnie?
Billy Wilder, on Marilyn Monroe’s unpunctuality

Better Than Gold
A goal isn’t truly a goal until a time schedule has been worked out for its fulfillment. Once you have answered what you will do, you must then decide when you expect to complete it. Until that happens, a goal still lives in the land of dreams.
John Stanko