Out of the Box- Win Win- Moving Forward

May 4, 2009 at 11:36 pm 5 comments

by Loraine Ritchey thatwb@yahoo.com

ERRRRRRRRG!!! I hate those corporate and political buzz words- whenever I hear them they make me cringe and I have heard a lot of them lately .
A lesson in consultanese

The sound bites of the people behind the dreaded “flip charts” – I believe they are supposed to astound us with their intelligence. They are the “consultants” ( what exactly is a consultant anyway)and what do they do ?
consultant51 Source

ED NOTE:GEEK AND POKE ( One of my favourites- I just love the “take” by Oliver Widder)

One answer I received was They live over 60 miles away- are paid 250 dollars an hour – to tell you something you already know!”

They are not alone in my blame game of gobbledygook, they have plenty of company BUT it is WE THE PEOPLE that enable the gobbledygookers.

We, who pay , we who can’t make a decision or “plan” without their expertise ( even though we know what is needed ). WHY IS THAT I WONDER ?


News flash – most of what I see and read from “out of the box” thinkers has been done before- it is recyled, tweeked thinking. The trouble with boxes and out of the box – remember Pandora?
pandorasbox SOURCE

No 2. WIN WIN –
everybodywins SOURCE

loser1 SOURCE

Well I have news for you someone always comes in 2nd and therefore loses- no such thing as “Win Win”
Burst Your Bubble, painting by Erik Stenberg,

AND as for Moving Forward– not too bad as long as you know what is ahead
manrunning2Source Dave Brown
of the Independent

I am done with the – win win- out of boxes- moving forward thinking. I just want “common sense ” “integrity”“money where the mouth is to prevail- and I don’t need a study – a plan- a consultant – or ” Keyboard Kops” to evaluate .

Well it is still ok to dream isn’t it?
The Stuff that Dreams Are Made by John Anster Fitzgerald, circa 1858


Entry filed under: AMNT, Blogging, Brit take, commentary.

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5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Mark  |  May 5, 2009 at 3:50 am

    The only folks that win are the consultants, because they get paid to lay out a plan. They don’t have to help implement it, or bring it to fruition, just make it attractive and somewhat possible.

    The loser is the sucker that paid the consultant, because now, they have to figure out a way to come up with more money they don’t already have (where’d the consultants money come from?), which would entail laying out some grand plan to the public, and all the good it will do for the City, if only they would approve this much of a tax increase so we can make this dream a reality.

    Tell ya what: Give me, or a group of selected citizens that consultant money, and, not only will we come up with a plan for the future, we’ll make it affordable because WE’LL HAVE TO FRIGGIN’ PAY FOR IT!!


    It will be stuff that we want to see and do, because that’s what we do with our spare time and disposable income.

  • 2. tony hines  |  May 5, 2009 at 8:20 am

    How do you define a consultant ” They borrow your watch, tell you the time, then charge you for it”


  • 3. Loraine Riitchey  |  May 5, 2009 at 10:36 am

    Tony – YOU aren’t gonna charge ME are you for your insight are you – my cousin the “consultant” 🙂 Loriane

  • 4. tony hines  |  May 5, 2009 at 6:11 pm

    No for you its free of course

  • 5. Loraine Riitchey  |  May 6, 2009 at 12:26 pm

    If I only had a dime for the times these are words are used I could pay off Lorain’s debt….. looking at the election results etc just this morning I have seen “win Win”- “hit the ground running” “out of the box thinking” and “moving forward “quotes errrrrrrrrg come on people get original ! If we have to use “buzz words” let us at least get some new ones………. PULEEEZEEEE

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