FAO Quotables

"But being right, even morally right, isn't everything. It is also important to be competent, to be consistent, and to be knowledgeable. It's important for your soldiers and diplomats to speak the language of the people you want to influence. It's important to understand the ethnic and tribal divisions of the place you hope to assist."
-Anne Applebaum

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

FUUO Truthism #2- Short sleevers

FUOO Truthism #2:

If you come to a business meeting wearing a short-sleeve button-down 'dress shirt' and a tie, I will immediately tune out everything you say.  Furthermore, everyone else at the meeting will be thinking about your attire instead of what you are saying. 

Truthism corollary:  In every meeting, the perpetrator is invariably at least 50 years old with glasses. 

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