Sunday, March 16, 2008

Meetings -

Rome did not create a great empire by having meetings...they did it by killing all those who opposed them.

Meetings are held because men seek companionship or, at a minimum, wish to escape the tedium of solitary duties. They yearn for the prestige which accrues to the man who presides over meetings, and this leads them to convoke assemblages over which they can preside. Finally, there is the meeting which is called not because there is business to be done, but because it is necessary to create the impression that business is being done. Such meetings are more than a substitute for action. They are widely regarded as action. John Kenneth Galbraith , The Great Crash 1929

Meetings are indispensable when you don't want to do anything.- John Kenneth Galbraith

I have left orders to be awakened at any time in case of national emergency, even if I'm in a cabinet meeting. - Ronald Reagan

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