Wed, 05 Jan 2011 05:00:00 GMT
Did you know that such a curious resource existed? Do you care? Are you willing to risk going up against any of these at your average cocktail party?
I’m passing this along from Bob Sutton’s blog (which you ought to be reading if you care about management and leadership in today’s enterprises).
Below you can see an entire article (including a reviewer’s comment) that may look fake, but is legitimate. It was published by Dennis Upper in the Journal of Applied Behavioral Analysis in 1974, and is funny, true, and inspired — and a great demonstration that "brevity is the soul of wit." Academics, especially the editor’s of our journals, have a well-deserved reputation for being humorless assholes (note I edited a couple academic journals and include myself in this swipe), so I give these editors a lot of credit. A big thanks to Thomas Haymore for telling me about this masterpiece and to Professor Brad DeLong for publishing it on his blog a few days ago.
A Concise and Brilliant Peer-Reviewed Article on Writer’s Block
Mon, 06 Dec 2010 17:52:26 GMT
Rob Paterson is one of my fellow contributors at FastForward. He’s also been blogging much more frequently on his personal blog, Robert Paterson’s Weblog, and I’m finding it a good source of insight and provocation. Here’s one of his recent finds.
Funny – Sad
Wed, 14 Apr 2010 01:42:17 GMT
This was making the rounds at the end of the summer. I figure it will end up in a presentation or two.
Oh, so funny!
Geek And Poke: Gartner Hype Cycle Version 2.0
Tue, 25 Aug 2009 02:38:27 GMT
Of course, it’s always easy to poke fun at the perceived laggards. On the other hand, it’s always worth a moment’s reflection on why the timing might be appropriately different depending on where you sit.