Friday, October 3, 2008
Chapter 1 - My thoughts are in parallel with yours
This was actually the original title of this book. I mean, can you think of a better comeback when someone (your boss) interrupts your “eyes wide open nap” while she was droning on with another powerpoint presentation featuring charts with coloured intersecting lines that are supposed to mean something. The way to deliver this one is to actually pause for a minute to allow you time to come out of your haze, raise your hand to your chin in a contemplative manner before finally delivering the line. And the best part is that this response is guaranteed to work every time. The downside however is that this is a one-time response. Once used, it can never be used with the same people again. But used strategically (another favourite over-used word that will covered later), it shows just how smart you really are.