Toxic Corporate Behaviors

Death by PowerPoint PowerPoint is a powerful and useful tool, but it is widely abused in corporations, especially internally. Most slide decks cannot contain all the details needed to truly evaluate an idea, technology, etc. – presentation slides are not intended for this use, but many people pretend that a deck can contain all you… Continue reading Toxic Corporate Behaviors

Toxic Bosses I Have Known

Part 2: Egregiously Awful Executives also see: Part 1: Malignant Managers In larger companies, I never got far enough up the corporate ladder to have much direct contact with executives, but there was plenty to be observed from lower down the chain.  Empire Building Many, perhaps most, managers and execs are empire builders: their priority… Continue reading Toxic Bosses I Have Known

Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep

Back in the 70s, there seems to have been a genre of songs, both pop and disco, which featured endlessly repeated inane lyrics. Somehow they were popular, perhaps because they were so easily learned by international audiences. One such, Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep, was a big enough hit to get all the way to Thailand… Continue reading Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep

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