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Never Confuse a Memo with Reality: And Other Business Lessons Too Simple Not to Know

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A collection of business aphorisms that is authoritative, highly readable, often humorous, and always wise.
Paperback, 160 pages
Published January 1st 1993 by HarperBusiness
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Aug 07, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: All who are in business for profit, public service (especially), or Charity.
With elegant simplicity the bitingly observant and valuable lessons contained in this pithy little (6” x 4 ” x “) pocket book haven’t dated by so much as one jot, even if some of the terminology of the then-fashionable business improvement programmes have (Six Sigma, Total Quality).

If only more people would act on #311: "When giving a presentation, don't read the slides and don't use a pointer." #312 is even more apt in today's recessionary times:
"The concept of entitlement is disappearing fa
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David Grimaud
Jul 30, 2011 rated it it was ok
THIS IS A BOOKLET of 350 aphorisms. Many of the them are intuitive. Some of them are brilliant. An employee of mine found this book in the early nineties. We were so impressed that we sent the book out as gifts to our franchisees and brought the author, Rich Moran, in to speak at one of our annual meetings. The book is a good source for speaking ideas, as any one of the quips could be a them for a speech or sermon.
Ryan
Mar 26, 2011 rated it it was ok
Funny and often true, but some of the lessons are so "simple" that they are meaningless.
Charlie
Mar 20, 2008 rated it really liked it
Too many lessons to list here ... suffice it to say, I like books with one short sentence per page dispensing sound business and life advice.
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