February 7th, 2021

Business Lessons:

Exciting & Dull:

  • The presentation was so exciting that everyone decided to purchase their product.
  • The presentation was so dull that most of the audience had trouble staying awake.

Canteen: a restaurant provided by an organization such as a military camp, college, factory, or company for its soldiers, students, staff, etc.

Post Room / Mailroom: A mailroom (US) or post room (UK) is a room in which incoming and outgoing mail is processed and sorted. Mailrooms are commonly found in schools, offices, apartment buildings, and the generic post office.

Constructive criticism: The process whereby an individual expresses his or her well-reasoned opinions about a particular thing , subject , person or action whether involving both positive {good} or negative {Bad} comments in a pleasant manner. Sandwich Technique also works well.

set the bar high: To establish an expected, required, or desired standard of quality.

A: Wow! Your performance was perfect!
B: Thanks. I did my best.
A: Now you’ve set the bar high for the rest of us.

Digress: leave the main subject temporarily in speech or writing:

  • “I have digressed a little from my original plan”

Think outside the box: to explore ideas that are creative and unusual and that are not limited or controlled by rules or tradition.

We have home computers because Steve Jobs thought outside the box.

The problems of Telework:

Taka:              Have you had any problems doing telework?

Ryosuke:       Well, my biggest problem is when my kids come home. They are so noisy and rowdy!!!!

Take:             Sounds terrible. Is that all?

Ryosuke:       Ummm, yes there is another problem. My wife cleaning the house. The vacuum cleaner interrupts my Zoom meetings.

Taka:             Wow, sounds like you have some problems and …….

Ryosuke:       Wait!!! One more thing. …… our Wifi isn’t very strong so my screen freezes during meetings.

Encrypted: Process of encoding information, which is conversion of the original representation of the information, known as plaintext, into an alternative form known as ciphertext

  • All our files are encrypted so working from home isn’t a security problem.
  • I’m trying to cut down on my consumption of beer.


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