Keyword: Meetings

The length of any meeting is inversely proportional to the length of the agenda for that meeting.

The usefulness of any meeting is in inverse proportion to the attendance.

Meetings are an addictive, highly self-indulgent activity that corporations and other large organizations habitually engage in only because they cannot actually masturbate.

(1947 – ) American columnist & humorist

If you had to identify, in one word, the reason why the human race has not achieved, and never will achieve, its full potential, that word would be 'meetings.

(1947 – ) American columnist & humorist

The length of a meeting rises with the square of the number of people present.

A meeting lasts at least 1 1/2 hours, however short the agenda.

If you have enough meetings over a long enough period of time, the meetings become more important than the problem the meetings were intended to solve.

The only important result of a meeting is agreement about next steps.

Meetings are a great trap; however, they are indispensable when you don’t want to do anything.

(1908 – 2006) Canadian-American economist

Our meetings are held to discuss many problems which would never arise if we held fewer meetings.

(1933 – ) English author & cartoonist

A motion to adjourn is always in order.

Football incorporates the two worst elements of American society: violence punctuated by committee meetings.

(1941 – ) columnist, commentator & editor

The time spent on any item of the agenda will be in inverse proportion to the sum involved.

A meeting is an event at which the minutes are kept and the hours are lost.

He who shouts loudest has the floor.

Those who are unable to learn from past meetings are condemned to repeat them.













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