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"It's a fez, Chief. It's going to be my trademark."
"While you were out, Mr. Sundberg, the little hand went from the one to the three."
"The company lacks leadership, we need to think about the possibility of thinking about whether it may be an idea to get together a few people to discuss looking into the problem!"
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"We've consulted widely amongst ourselves and decided that after giving ourselves a fairly dierce grilling that we were probably right all along!"
"Basically, we have two options: #1: Do what I want or #2: Endure an excruciatingly dull presentation..."
"In recognition of last month's little upward blip, I suggest we allow ourselves a spontaneous victory fist pump."
"OK, spare me the lecture! Just tell me where I can buy one of those conscience things I've been hearing about and how much it'll cost!"
"He's right, but he didn't have to rub our faces in it."
The Big Picture Department...
'I'm not really much of a mover.'
"Nobody knows anything."
"I saw the wariness in your eyes when you learned that I was plucked from academia to run this company, so I thought I'd allay your concerns by writing this sonnet."
'You have a 9:00 A.M. appointment with your ophthalmologist to check your vision and a 11:00 A.M. appointment with the staff to rally the troops around your vision.'
Blind Leading The Blind
J. B. Farley - Made a bundle in the market. Died Anyway.
"Anything goes today: I want this to be a free and open discussion of my entrenched positions."
'Never mind the price-to-earnings ratio. Just tell me if Warren Buffett is buying it or selling it.'
"Will they hate me if I talk?"
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"Don't know. Have you tried asking Donald Trump?"
"Until football season, I'm going to use baseball metaphors in my motivational talks."
"Who would like to give me feedback on my leadership qualities?"
"Sometimes it sucks to be the Captain."
"I'm glad my team places me on a pedestal."
"I'll roll over but I refuse to play dead."