Monday, August 28, 2006

Better To Remain Silent And Be Thought A Fool

At a recent leadership retreat a senior executive quoted the statistic that 90% of all conflicts are based on misunderstandings.

Immediately one of my peers requested the source of that statistic.

I wisely resisted the urge to shout, "the writers of the TV show Three's Company."

The exec attributed the statistic to Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis.

1 Comments:

Anonymous Night Writer said...

The questioner obviously didn't realize that 68% of all statistics are made up on the spot.

4:55 PM  

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