Dear Members and Constituents,
I think it's time for some new business expressions. Let's come-up with some new clichés to replace the old clichés –just to mix-it-up a bit. Here are just a few to get us started:
- When someone goes off-topic, how about instead of saying “we're going down a rat hole”, you use "we're engaging in rodent dwelling exploration"
- When an idea does not have any merit, rather than saying it's a nonstarter, call it a Kyle Orton –for those of you who don't follow football, Kyle is no longer the starting quarterback for the Denver Broncos
- When exploring a new idea, rather than saying "my hypotheses is" how about we use " this may be more akin to a novel than a biography, however…”
- When someone's reasoning is flawed, rather than calling it a circular reference, tell them their logic has the topology of a donut –which works on two levels, addressing circularity as well as gaps
Which brings us, of course, to the reason for this e-mail. Donuts have arrived on time courtesy of Karl Schaller (donut boy) who makes his debut this morning with four dozen LaMars. When you come over, perhaps you can share a new business expression of your own.