Monday, March 31, 2008

Confucius says what??

Ok, someone HAS to say it.... enough with the quotes in the email signatures. I realize that you would like to be creative and inspirational in your own world – but these just come across as unprofessional and dumb.

Some examples during a quick 10 min search of my computer are as follows. I’ll update this list as the time goes on.

  • Aim for greatness, rather than being satisfied by simply winning.
  • The difficult can be done immediately, the impossible takes a little longer ~ US Army Corp of Engineers
  • It's not the strongest of the species that survive, or the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change. ~ Charles Darwin
  • Take a risk, take a chance, make a change.... and breakaway (K. Clarkson)
  • "If you truly want something you will find a way; if not, you will find an excuse." PW
  • Updated 4/4/08: "Use it or lose it," Democracy whispered.
  • Updated 4/8/08: Victory has a thousand fathers, but defeat is an orphan. JFK.
  • Updated 4/21/08: The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary. - Donald Kendall

Not to be outdone, some people decide to put pictures in their emails. This makes it look like they always have an important document attached. For example:


Nick said...

My favorite signature:
"There are 10 kinds of people in this world, those that understand binary and those who don't"