Today's Best o' The Web Business Tip Number 37, comes from Dave Churbuck's blog :
"If you find yourself nodding off in a post-lunch meeting about the “Corporate TPS Process Framework” and don’t want to get bagged when your tonsils and adenoids make a wet “snark” sound when you pop awake then …
Say something. Anything. Interrupt the presenter and say something intelligently inane such as, “Have you considered a continual process improvement framework for this model?”
Then shut up. You won’t be sleepy anymore. People will think you are a master of concentration. I learned this trick at McKinsey."
Way to go Dave! Game, Set and Match.
I use to sit through as many as eight pitches a day for Demo slots. By 2 p.m, i was seriously in need of a stimulant. To let off steam, I would take pennies and two nickles from my desk drawer, go down stairs with my butane torch lighter, and set the pennies on top of the two nickles (spread about 1/2 inches apart) and melt the penny. Afterwards, I'd take the cooling copper alloy slag and throw them in a big-ass brandy snifter. One penny equaled one company thet didn't make the cut for Demo.
By the end of January, the brandy snifter was pretty heavy.
When I got out of the hospital, following my stroke on deadline at Demo in Phoenix, I went to the office. Among the items missing from my office was the brandy snifter . hey, melting pennies helped to relieve some --but not all-- of the stress.
I just wish there had been a Fireworks outlet closer to my office than Pahrump, Nevada.
I haven't melted a penny in years, but I have blown up a lot of gopher dens, Here on my little mountaintop in rural southern California. Jim Forbes on 11/30/2006, a coupla days away from being one year older.