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Friday, September 30, 2005

The Bluffmaster

“I think we should partner with Tata Consulting. They have a lot expertise in this area.”
My wife was talking to a small group of colleagues. In that group was a bluffmaster:

“Oh, I’ve heard of Tata. It’s spelled “T” “A” “T” “A” and it comes from the first four genes in DNA. They mapped the human genome you know.”

The others looked impressed. My wife suppressed a strong urge to laugh.

13 Comments:

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    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2:59 PM  

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    By Blogger Mike, at 6:18 PM  

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    By Blogger jon, at 10:45 PM  

  • Actually.....the bluffmaster was somewhat right in a strange way.

    The TATA box is a promoter sequence of specific nucleic acids (T, A, T and A in that order) before many genes :-)

    Except that his statement had nothing to do with Tata consulting...:-)

    That aside....looks like you're being spammed, and i'd recommend turning on word verification (from the template).

    By Blogger Sunil, at 1:47 AM  

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    By Blogger TS, at 10:04 AM  

  • Hi Sunil
    Yes, I have heard of that and undoubtably so did the bluffmaster. But the point is, he was trying to pretend he knew a lot about a company he really knew nothing about.

    Yes, I am getting spammed. Maybe I do the word verification thing but for now I just delete, delete, delete.

    By Blogger Michael Higgins, at 6:56 PM  

  • maybe they were impressed by the fact that he could actually spell T-A-T-A? ;)

    By Anonymous Charu, at 9:19 AM  

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    By Blogger Admin, at 2:14 PM  

  • Hi Charu
    Yes, Indeed.
    It is actually amazing how much complete bluffing and bluster goes on in the corporate world.

    By Blogger Michael Higgins, at 4:26 PM  

  • Hi Michael,
    I used a snapshot of this comment section for my post. Hope you don't mind...

    By Anonymous Srikanth, at 12:01 PM  

  • Hi Srikanth
    Nice post. I think the spam was getting out of control there.

    By Blogger Michael Higgins, at 8:27 AM  

  • good stuff!

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