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All Too Familiar

Published on 9 Mar 2012 at 3:21 pm. No Comments.
Filed under The Cargo Cults of Business, Manifest Masquerade, Thanks for Playing.

Derek Lowe: …”a bunch of cells in a dish and a bunch of rats in cages. They determine what I’m going to work on next. And they can’t be coached for success, and they don’t care how much team spirit I have, because they don’t listen to me.”

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In it for the money?

Published on 12 Sep 2008 at 9:44 am. Comments Off.
Filed under The Cargo Cults of Business, Manifest Masquerade, Business and Corporation Related.

The “right” answer is, “Everything I’ve done up to now was either in support of this one over-riding goal to work in Acme corp’s mail room / get an MA from City State U or was a side track I had to tolerate to get here.

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Stupidity

Published on 5 Sep 2007 at 11:06 am. Comments Off.
Filed under The Cargo Cults of Business, Manifest Masquerade, Pathetic Success, Brain Trust, One Corporation Under God, Business and Corporation Related, Main Stream Media, Public Relations and Marketing, Humor.

Or, why hire an expert if you’re not going to listen?

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Jumping through hoops

Published on 10 Aug 2007 at 3:15 pm. Comments Off.
Filed under The Cargo Cults of Business, Manifest Masquerade.

I keep expecting to find “Have you stopped beating your wife.” as a required question on one of those forms.

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Marketing is the Crack Cocaine of Industry

Published on 12 Jun 2007 at 9:19 pm. No Comments.
Filed under The Cargo Cults of Business, Manifest Masquerade, Brain Trust, Business and Corporation Related, Branding and Values, Public Relations and Marketing.

“Marketing” as a substitute for product is a short-term fix.

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They’ve killed James Lileks

Published on 8 May 2007 at 11:10 am. Comments Off.
Filed under The Cargo Cults of Business, Manifest Masquerade, Winners and Losers, One Corporation Under God, In Corporations We Trust, Technopolitical, Blogosphere, Business and Corporation Related, Economics and the Economy, Main Stream Media, Humor.

Lileks’ fate shows up clueless management

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Memo to Management

Published on 30 Apr 2007 at 4:56 pm. No Comments.
Filed under The Cargo Cults of Business, Manifest Masquerade, Thanks for Playing, Pathetic Success, Brain Trust, One Corporation Under God, Limited Lie-ability, In Corporations We Trust, Business and Corporation Related, Humor.

Think you know what your employees care about? Maybe you don’t….

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Execs These Days…

Published on 4 Jan 2007 at 6:41 pm. Comments Off.
Filed under The Cargo Cults of Business, Manifest Masquerade, Thanks for Playing, Winners and Losers, One Corporation Under God, Limited Lie-ability, In Corporations We Trust, Business and Corporation Related.

Cheerleaders-gone-bad shows endemic hypocrisy in our society

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Career Networking - no quotes

Published on 18 Apr 2006 at 12:29 am. 2 Comments.
Filed under The Cargo Cults of Business, Manifest Masquerade, Principal Acronyms Only, Business and Corporation Related, Networking Technology.

In regard to Ringo’s post of 3 April…..

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Career Networking

Published on 3 Apr 2006 at 12:27 pm. 1 Comment.
Filed under The Cargo Cults of Business, Manifest Masquerade, Principal Acronyms Only.

In technical and engineering disciplines, in fact, “Career Networking” is probably as good a system as could be constructed to screen out qualified candidates.

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