Five Quotes On Meetings


Unfortunately I have to attend several meetings a day. I hate them. I really, really do. I hate them so much that I can’t even put it into words. Here are five quotes about meetings that I love.


“People who enjoy meetings should not be in charge of anything.”

— Thomas Sowell


Meetings are indispensable when you don’t want to do anything.”

— John Kenneth Galbraith


“If people are coming to work excited…if they’re making mistakes freely and fearlessly…if they’re having fun…if they’re concentrating on doing things, rather than preparing reports and going to meetings…then somewhere you have a leader.”

— Robert Townsend


“Whoever invented the meeting must have had Hollywood in mind. I think they should consider giving Oscars for meetings: Best Meeting of the Year, Best Supporting Meeting, Best Meeting Based on Material from Another Meeting.”

— William Goldman


“Any simple problem can be made insoluble if enough meetings are held to discuss it”

— Mitchell’s Law of Committees



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