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Desert Island Dinners
"I'll begin today's proceedings by saying that we have enough food and water to last us until some sort of eventual turnaround."
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"I'm confident he'll pull through. The tests show there is plenty of fight left in him."
"How long do you think we can survive?"
'I figured if we live of the carried interest of our myriad stock holdings and mutual funds, and dodge the payroll tax. . .we can probably just scrape by - if I can find a job.'
'I know it's a lot to ask, but we need you to go back out into the wilderness to cheat death one more time.'
"When it comes to surviving, you're learning from the best."
"Try not to look too smug."
'I can't go on Jim, that is the last draw!'
'The secret to success in this company, Al, is knowing when to speak your mind, and when to just blend into the background!'
As the plane faded into the distance, John began to second guess his decision to live off his catch for the next 2 weeks.
"We're Mountain-Goats Darling: It's not survival of the fittest, it's survival of the sure-footed..."
'I survived four Thanksgivings. I deserve to accompany you on the Veterans' Parade!'
'Yes, there's safety in numbers, but only when the number is large: Tight now, we have only a 50% chance of surviving a deadly attack...'
'I've survived here by always maintaining my honesty, integrity, and plausible deniability.'
'I always like to think that if it doesn't kill you, it'll make you stronger.'
'You've survived nine downsizings! How do you do it?!'
Republican Beach. . . Nature Preserve rule: EAT OR BE EATEN!
'We've turned down you loan application because we got together and we just don't think you like you'll last another week . . .'
'If, as you say, they're so evolved, why do they need to wear clothes to survive?'
IRS: I Survived the Audit.
Street Kids Find a Surprise Bone for their Dog.
'It would be a kindness to tell he HAS won his Duke of Edinburgh Award.'
Man pulls out Palm Tree on Deserted Island.
"Hunger and thirst were bad. . . some people around me collapsed. . . and by the time I got home the kids were grown up and my wife had long since remarried. . . well, Ed. . . that was one hell of a long cash desk queue!"