Alas, I'm not flooded by inspiration on reading "If you want to succeed in business, avoid 'business as usual.'" I'm not even sure such go-getting entrepreneurial advice is legal inside fortune cookies under current economic circumstances. It raises a good number of questions about what "usual" might be, of course (and in any case, looked at another way, would I go back to the same outlet month after month if the sushi were going to be stuffed with marzipan and chocolate?). Maybe I should try tarot cards instead, I thought ... so I tried asking a question on this compulsive site ... and let me tell you: I wish I'd stuck to fortune cookies.
Thursday, October 15, 2009
I may have been the only person in the room today who had been looking forward to today's School of Arts and Sciences Chairs Meeting today for almost a month. This wasn't, however, due to some weird masochistic drive, but because it's held over on Busch campus, and the Busch student center has a rather good little Japanese carry out restaurant, and when one orders one's meal - even a box of sushi and a bean paste bun - one gets a fortune cookie on one's tray. Could it be that here, today, would be the magical phrase that would give me guidance in chairing?