Prepare three envelopes

I ran across this old chestnut today and it amused me: An incoming executive is replaced and the outgoing executive hands over three envelopes saying, “Open these one at a time when things get tough.” A couple months go by, and things get tough, so the new executive opens the first envelope. It says, “Blame… Continue reading Prepare three envelopes

The Old College Try

Most probably know what it means when you say you’re ‘giving it the old college try.’ However, in general, business and IT often speak very different languages. Sometimes what means one thing to the business means something else entirely to IT. Here’s a humorous look at some familiar jargon and the ultimate disconnect in meaning.… Continue reading The Old College Try

Emeritus – part 3

Look for the sentence in the link that says, “Mr. Batheja will assume the role from Paul T. Cottey, who announced his retirement earlier this year and will help with the transition.” Spot the new title here.

Emeritus – part 2

“Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.” – Winston Churchill, The Lord Mayor’s Luncheon, Mansion House, November 10, 1942 I have been “Emeritus” for a week now. All is well!


“Having served out one’s time, having done sufficient service,” c. 1600, from Latin emeritus “veteran soldier who has served his time.” – “Retired but retaining an honorary title corresponding to that held immediately before retirement.” – American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition “Done.” – me