Dumbest Moments in Business -2009

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In case you haven’t seen it yet – Fortune has released their mid year gm_segwayedition of the “Dumbest Moments in Business”. GM is right at the top of the pack with their Segway/Rickshaw kindof contraption called the “Puma”.

Just my opinion – but I don’t look at this thing and think of the sleek and grace of a big black cat. This actually looks like something Peter Griffin would design in some kind of Family Guy episode.

As you go through the whole list you’ll be reminded that money and brains don’t always go together.

Dumbest Moments in Business – 2009 Mid Year Edition

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You’re Firing Me?!! I don’t think so!

Had a good chuckle with this one. A woman in Jacksonville was flipping through the classifieds and sees, what she thinks is her job, being advertised. She convinces herself that her boss is about to fire her, so she walks into the server room and deletes 7 years worth of files .

Well, turns out she wasn’t being fired, she was just paranoid. Surprisingly, an “oops,sorry”, wasn’t quite good enough for the employer, and they had her arrested. She’s currently out on bail.

You know though, if she had of been right, and she was about to be fired, she would think it was all worth it. Hell hath no fury….

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Ikea is letting a guy live in their store……

ikea.jpgwhile his apartment is being fumigated — he’s actually moving in for the weekend because he has nowhere else to stay – and he’s going to blog about it. The guy has a camera crew with him – and the video feed is being run on his site

 this is why Ikea are marketing gods. 

This guy fits their demographic well, young urbanite – the story is quirky enough to get lots of media attention, in the middle of the primaries – they look like really good guys – and they’re getting hours of video footage of their store, in front of what will likely end up being millions of people – for free. 

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Some days it’s better to stay in bed

I woke up a little late last Wednesday, threw on my clothes and ran out the door.   The shirt was one of those silly designer ones with the tag showing at the back, so when someone at the office asked me if I was wearing my shirt inside out, I laughed and said “No, that’s the way it was supposed to be!”

At around 10:00 a.m., I went to the bathroom and as I was washing my hands, I looked in the mirror and saw the seams running up and down the arms and neck.

Oh my god-my shirt was inside out! 

I didn’t know what to do.  If I turned it right side out, then everyone would realize that not only was I wearing my shirt like a three year old, I was too stupid to look down when it was pointed out to me!

So there I sat for the rest of the day, with my shirt inside out, as if nothing was wrong.   I stared everyone directly in the eye when I spoke to them and pretended I was Jennifer Lopez making a fashion statement.   
 
When I walked through the door that night, Kevin said : Hey, your shirt’s on inside out!”   I thanked him for his quick observations and went on to tell him the entire story.  

His response?

Why don’t you go in tomorrow with your pants on your head and say you saw it in the latest Vogue magazine! ” 

I just love the support I get around my house.
 
Needless to say, I can never wear that shirt again.