Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Somethng To Make You Smile On A Rainy Day - The Bullpen Report

While I am sitting here waiting for the latest flood waters to rise here in muddy Massachusetts, I thought I would make you aware of a resource that might bring a smile to your face on a gloomy weather day in the Northeast.

The timing of this posting is appropriate, since tomorrow is the day for the commencement exercises at Harvard Business School. I have several friends graduating, so I will be there to share in the festivities. Several HBS graduates from previous classes publish an anonymous and satirical newsletter on a quarterly basis that pokes fun at Wall Street, investment banking, consulting, law firms, business schools and corporate America.

If you read and enjoy The Onion, then the humor in The Bullpen Report might be right up your alley.

The current issue includes the following articles:

Associate Says $1200 Bottle of Wine Really Does Taste 120 Times Better than $10 Bottle

Client Confidentiality Prevents Consultant From Telling You the Name of Her Redmond-based Software Client with an Operating System Monopoly

HBS Unsure If It’s More Embarrassed that Allie Got Fired on The Apprentice or That Allie Was on the Apprentice to Begin With

Editorial: If the BlackBerry Service Was Shut Down, I’d Probably Be Paying Attention in this Meeting

Ex-Associate’s Death While Volunteering Serves as Lesson to Us All, Say Attorneys

If you work in any of the industries listed above, you will howl at how close to the mark these send-ups hit.



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