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In Honor of Monday
February 11, 2008, 8:35 am
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Turns out complaining can sometimes be a pretty gainful thing to do. I was recently whining to Ari about what a ridiculous number of meetings I’ve been having at work lately (here’s a simulated sample of how my work calendar has been looking) and in return I was sent a link to the niftiest strategy for keeping entertained during a business meeting that I’ve seen in a long time: it’s Business Buzzword Bingo, and it’s brilliant. It randomly fills a bingo card with a variety of words commonly overused in corporate culture. You print out the card and take it to your next business meeting, where you get to yell Bingo! if the right combination of buzzwords are used, aiming for the usual Bingo objective of a straight or diagonal line of marked boxes. I haven’t tried it out yet, but I’ll have plenty of opportunities today, with 4 meetings scheduled so far.

My one complaint with Business Buzzword Bingo is that the aesthetics of the bingo card are completely uninspired. If I have enough downtime I might try to design a new template for it and see if I can get it to sync with the random buzzword generating program on the site. But in any case, I hope this will be a helpful survival tool for those of you who are all too familiar with the ridiculousness of cubicle world culture.