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Note to Self: Today I will not jump to any obtusions.

by Rick Baker
On Jun 9, 2017

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Justification: really, I won't be giving up anything of value; nobody will miss my obtusions.

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Humour | Thought Tweets

If we just had some clone spray then we could all communicate better.

by Rick Baker
On Jun 8, 2017

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Expanding on the good work of Thought Tweet #718...

When people don't 'get us' [or 'get it'] we could clone-spray them. Then we would not have to waste a bunch of time repeating and repeating ourselves until they finally understand us. We wouldn't have to raise our voices to help them think more clearly. Similarly, they could clone spray us before they tried to tell us stuff...and we would finally be able to understand what they keep repeating.

That's So Obvious!

Wait a second. There could be some complications...some contraindications...nasty side-effects. We could end up with Wild-West style shootouts where the fastest draw becomes the winner of every communication. Or, sneak-up-and-spray pre-emptive strikes. And what about hired gun clone-sprayers. 

Damn...maybe clone spray isn't such a good idea after all.

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Communication: Improving Communication | Humour | Thought Tweets

Better to climb mountains in your mind than on the back of your donkey-ego.

by Rick Baker
On Jun 8, 2017

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

May your molehills remain molehills and may your ego choose molehills over mountain climbing.

Refuse to allow your ego to join the mule trains climbing those mountains!

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Attitude: Creating Positive Attitude | Beyond Business | Humour | Personalities @ Work | Thought Tweets

Communication Russian Roulette: shooting off your mouth, ignorant of what your brain has placed in the cylinder behind your muzzle.

by Rick Baker
On Jun 7, 2017

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

You meet people whose brain-to-mouth filters fail on a regular basis. 

And you see the damage happening in real time: damage to themselves, damage to others.

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Communication: Improving Communication | Humour | Thought Tweets

Communication is like a paper-towel paradox: the thicker the explanation the less absorbent the message.

by Rick Baker
On Jun 6, 2017

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

If it don't make sense and the explanations that follow make even less sense...methinks the person doth protest too much.

When you mess up a communication - stop, think, accept the burden of error, and speak concisely, with clarity.

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Communication: Improving Communication | Humour | Thought Tweets

Ancient communication wisdom: Catcheth thou and stoppeth thou before thou doth protest too much.

by Rick Baker
On Jun 5, 2017

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

There's a good reason why Shakespeare put that "doth protest too much" line in Hamlet. Many people are unable to express an objection and leave it at that. Rather, many people express an objection and go on and on...providing either gory details or more examples, or both.

Now I must stop here before I too doth protest too much...

...it would, for example, be wrong to deliver a ripe example of this I witnessed as recently as...

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Communication: Improving Communication | Humour | Thought Tweets

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