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Meetings are indispensable when you don’t want to do anything.
John Kenneth Galbraith, US economist, diplomat (1908-2006)
The next time you’re in a meeting, look around and identify the yes-butters, the not-knowers, and the why-notters. Why-notters move the world.
Louise Pierson, US advertising executive
A committee is a cul-de-sac down which ideas are lured and then quietly strangled.
Barnett Cocks, British political author (1907-1989)
Every discussion in a meeting has a diminishing curve of interest. The longer the discussion goes on, the fewer people will be interested in it.
Mark McCormack, US sports agent (1930-2003)
Why do we take notes of meetings that last for hours and call them minutes?
David Williams, British author, presenter (b. 1950)
A conference is a gathering of important people who singly can do nothing, but together can decide that nothing can be done.
Fred Allen, US supreme court justice (b. 1928)
What is a committee? A group of the unwilling, picked from the unfit, to do the unnecessary.
Richard Harkness, US journalist (1907-1977)