Friday, June 13, 2008

21 Ways Bright Ideas Are Squelched

  1. We don't have time for any new approaches.
  2. Can we just focus on what's in front of us?
  3. Let's stick to the knitting.
  4. Don't fix what ain't broken.
  5. Don't be an egghead.
  6. The boss wants something that's tried and true.
  7. We can't afford to be creative.
  8. Just meet the deadline.
  9. That's not a "best practice."
  10. We'd be laughed out of the office.
  11. I'm not dedicating any resources to that.
  12. And just when would that turn a profit?
  13. If you know what's good for you, drop it.
  14. Submit it to the committee.
  15. If that approach was any good at all, someone would have already done it.
  16. That sounds way too simple.
  17. That's outside your area of expertise.
  18. Is anyone else supporting this?
  19. You're moving too quickly.
  20. They'll never buy it upstairs.
  21. Let's wait until somebody else does it.


Eclecticity said...

I now have a Word document in a folder called "Michael Wade." FYI.

Michael Wade said...

I'll do my best to keep it filled.


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Claude Rinfret, CRIA said...

I translate those bright ideas in French