Quotes out of Context

Oh my, am I glad I stumbled upon this file.  There are some very good quotes here from a business meeting from my days in the Interactive Technologies Group of ICON Clinical Research.

No logic here.
– Ken Files

I’m just lying.
– Ken Files

You’re going to stifle my creativity.
– Ken Files

The past is past.
– Martin Cleary

How does this fit into the bigger thing?
– Paul Colombo

Mid-august is not very far away.
– Paul Colombo (stated on July 29)

Rikki also kissed me.
– Debbie McCoy

Alcohol will be involved.
– Ken Files

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Background: This all started at a US Sales meeting and in order to stay focused on what was being said, I started writing down the business cliches, like “let’s circle the wagons”, “let’s table that”, “always be closing” and then count how many times they were said. As I began paying attention, I would hear a phrase that was appropriate for the context in which it was said, but wow, it sure was amusing to see the phrase just sitting there by itself. That lead me to put them into a slide show show so the phrase was seen in its purest form along with the person who said it.  As this practice became known, the slide set became the unofficial and humorous wrap-up presentation, kind of a summary of the things stated over the course of the meeting.

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