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Wordless Wednesday: A Really Bad Culture

by Miki Saxon

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22 Responses to “Wordless Wednesday: A Really Bad Culture”
  1. MAPping Company Success Says:

    […] Now click for details on a really bad culture […]

  2. Alan BrooklandNo Gravatar Says:

    Ah, the good old Weekly World News. Up there with the Onion as the internet’s only reliable source of news reporting.

    Needless to say, the story’s a hoax:


  3. Miki SaxonNo Gravatar Says:

    Hi Alan, Thanks for the correct attribution. I posted it as satire and without thinking gave it real attribution (now fixed). You are the second person who gave me the info.

    Mark said “Passing on urban legends as news really doesn’t lend credibility to you site.

    The link sent his post to moderation and I clicked the wrong button and deleted it. I did write and ask him to re-post it, but haven’t heard back.

    It may have been a hoax, but it’s still an outstanding example of a really bad culture.

    Thanks for stopping by and correcting the misinfo.

  4. batty007No Gravatar Says:

    True or not, it’s a great story. I love being Irish!

  5. Miki SaxonNo Gravatar Says:

    Hi Batty, welcome to Leadership Turn. I’m glad you like the story, it’s one of my favorite cultural teaching tools—nobody misunderstands it.

  6. JohnNo Gravatar Says:

    You’re all missing the point…

  7. Miki SaxonNo Gravatar Says:

    Hi John, thanks for stopping by. What point are we missing?

  8. Rob WallaceNo Gravatar Says:

    Hey! That was my Uncle.

  9. Lord DanNo Gravatar Says:

    I can see how this went down.

    “Mmmm hmmmm….looks good. OK next definition…..heart attack. Grahhhhhh! I’m dead!

  10. Miki SaxonNo Gravatar Says:

    Hi Rob, My condolences. I hope you aren’t working for the same company!

  11. Miki SaxonNo Gravatar Says:

    Hmmm, last I heard you couldn’t actually pronounce yourself dead, someone living has to do it. But maybe it’s different when you’re a Lord?

  12. sonyNo Gravatar Says:

    wow… this guy defines the expression, “working yourself to death.” may he r.i.p.

  13. Miki SaxonNo Gravatar Says:

    Hi Sony, he sure does, and for such a caring management, too.

  14. Idiot BastardNo Gravatar Says:

    Everything’s a hoax. Especially hoaxes. Just ask your grandma. Oh wait, she’s a hoax. It’s like people “debunking” Houdini… who cares if he did magic or not? Is that what really counted? Obviously not.

  15. DUDeNo Gravatar Says:

    It’s obviously fake, but it’s very clever. There is a pretty deep meaning to it. I’ve read it 11 times now and I catch a new symbol each read!

  16. Miki SaxonNo Gravatar Says:

    Hey IB, I resemble that comment, I’m real…at least I think I am…unless… Oh, good grief, what happened to my reflection? It was there this morning…unless it was a figment, which is sometimes a hoax…which means…

  17. Miki SaxonNo Gravatar Says:

    DUDe, fake, but clever—sounds like those guys on Wall Street.

    But seriously, what symbols are you finding? I’m really curious (unless your comment is a hoax…)

  18. RichardNo Gravatar Says:

    Is it just me or is getting solipsistic in here? especially with the last two comments

  19. Miki SaxonNo Gravatar Says:

    Hi Richard, mine or theirs? If mine, I apologize, didn’t mean to turn this into any kind of a meme.

    Thanks for visiting and I hope you come back!

  20. XaohNo Gravatar Says:

    I think this article really has a lot of important messages about our culture. Despite being made up, the lessons are still there. Read it and learn, people.

  21. Miki SaxonNo Gravatar Says:

    Hi Xaoh, I agree. Best lesson is to not act like the bosses and co-workers in the article!

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