Homer Simpson once shared with us this list of three sentences that will get you out of any situation at work:
- Great idea, Boss!
- Cover for me!
- It was like that when I got here!
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- I didn't do it.
- Nobody saw me do it.
- You can't prove anything.
And for those who aspire to be CEOs and COOs and CMFs of airline companies, graciously quadrupling airfares between DC and NYC when there has been a tragic multifatal AMTRAK collision that shut down the trains, here you go. Michael E. Raynor and Mumtaz Ahmed wrote a book entitled The Three Rules: How Exceptional Companies Think, and from them we learn how to make a bundle in the marketplace:
1. Better before cheaper. In other words, don’t compete on price.
2. Revenue before cost. Profits need to come from price and volume, not cost-cutting.
3. There are no other rules.
- "Beats me!"
- "That'll be the day!"
- "I'll be damned!"