Do you have adblock enabled?
If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(Deseret News)   7 effective habits of highly dead people   (deseretnews.com ) divider line 149
    More: News, dead people, best-selling author, Brigham Young University  
•       •       •

26151 clicks; posted to Main » on 16 Jul 2012 at 12:58 PM (3 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



149 Comments   (+0 »)
   
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

Archived thread

First | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | » | Last | Show all
 
2012-07-16 12:59:56 PM  
Looks like Death was proactive.
 
2012-07-16 01:00:23 PM  
I hope he had that down in his day planner.
 
2012-07-16 01:00:27 PM  
I submitted this with a more effective headline.
 
2012-07-16 01:00:56 PM  

CruJones: Looks like Death was proactive.


Even the Grim Reaper needs to Sharpen the Saw
 
2012-07-16 01:01:12 PM  
Another effective habit: wear a bike helmet.
 
2012-07-16 01:02:00 PM  
I'm so effective I only need 5 habits.
 
2012-07-16 01:02:49 PM  
I hope he Began with the End in Mind.
 
2012-07-16 01:03:15 PM  
He ended with the end in mind.
 
2012-07-16 01:03:19 PM  
Well, getting this meme out of the way early...

media.giantbomb.com

RIP The Covenant
 
2012-07-16 01:03:23 PM  
The man, who has nine children and 52 grandchildren...

Apparently birth control was not one of those habits.
 
2012-07-16 01:03:38 PM  
Christ, 52 grandkids?

I hope my parents are satisfied with the two my sister gave them.
 
2012-07-16 01:04:02 PM  
I don't think he began with his end in mind.
 
2012-07-16 01:04:09 PM  
Covey also founded the Covey Leadership Center, which merged with Franklin Quest in 1997 to form FranklinCovey Co.

I've purchased countless commemorative plates, coins and figurines from this outfit and they all turned out to be crap. One less shyster, I say.
 
2012-07-16 01:05:03 PM  
Ah, Mormon, that explains it.
 
2012-07-16 01:05:10 PM  

LaraAmber: The man, who has nine children and 52 grandchildren...

Apparently birth control was not one of those habits.


No, but "Cultivate an unlimited supply of slave labor" is.

/RIP, well-organized man
 
2012-07-16 01:06:36 PM  
Wasn't he a Prior for the Ori?
 
2012-07-16 01:06:38 PM  
I always thought those books were retarded. My senior year High School English teacher made us read 7 habits. I still don't know why, especially considering it was a literature class.
 
2012-07-16 01:06:58 PM  
In my lazy, smartass teenage years, my dad bought me a copy of this book and suggested I read it and take it to heart. I smugly suggested that correlation does not equate causation. He was less than pleased.

/really should have just read the stupid book
//I bet one of the things is not waking up at noon every day
 
2012-07-16 01:07:06 PM  
Good night, funny man.
 
2012-07-16 01:07:28 PM  
Good night, bald effective man!
 
2012-07-16 01:07:39 PM  

Feral Duhbya: Another effective habit: wear a bike helmet.


He was....

From another article

" "He just lost control on his bike and crashed," Lund said. "He was wearing a helmet, which is good news."

/apparently not....LOL!!
 
jbc [TotalFark]
2012-07-16 01:09:25 PM  

www.encyclopediaofalabama.org
RIP

 
2012-07-16 01:09:53 PM  
8
 
2012-07-16 01:12:10 PM  

ChipNASA: Feral Duhbya: Another effective habit: wear a bike helmet.

He was....

From another article

" "He just lost control on his bike and crashed," Lund said. "He was wearing a helmet, which is good news."

/apparently not....LOL!!


Yes - he made less of a mess.
 
2012-07-16 01:12:12 PM  
My Franklin-Covey dayplanner got me through college and part of my first career, before being replaced with a Palm Pilot. *salutes*
 
2012-07-16 01:15:00 PM  
1. Be principled.
2. Prioritize.

That's it. That's the seven. It astounds me that he was able to build a cottage industry out of a premise that was bloated before it got out of the table of contents.
 
2012-07-16 01:18:01 PM  
I thought for sure it would be from slipping while sharpening his saw...
 
2012-07-16 01:18:20 PM  
i.ytimg.com
/is there enough of it about?

www.nndb.com
 
2012-07-16 01:18:56 PM  

miniflea: In my lazy, smartass teenage years, my dad bought me a copy of this book and suggested I read it and take it to heart. I smugly suggested that correlation does not equate causation. He was less than pleased.

/really should have just read the stupid book
//I bet one of the things is not waking up at noon every day


At work I had to read this book about how good mice find good cheese or some shiat like that. It was all farking stupid and shiat. I forget what the damn point was, but it didn't matter anyhow cause we downsized a month later and I got shiatcanned. Rat bastards.
 
2012-07-16 01:19:03 PM  
I went for a job interview at a company thats founders idolized him. At the front desk was a bookshelf filled only with his books, and posters with his quotes adorned the walls. I did not get the job but don't feel too bad about it.
 
2012-07-16 01:19:59 PM  
1. Pillage, then burn.
2. A Sergeant in motion outranks a Lieutenant who doesn't know what's going on.
3. An ordnance technician at a dead run outranks everybody.
4. Close air support covereth a multitude of sins.
5. Close air support and friendly fire should be easier to tell apart.
6. If violence wasn't your last resort, you failed to resort to enough of it.
7. If the food is good enough, the grunts will stop complaining about the incoming fire.
 
2012-07-16 01:20:05 PM  
HR directors around the world are smiling a little less creepily today.
 
2012-07-16 01:20:30 PM  

Spazmojack: miniflea: In my lazy, smartass teenage years, my dad bought me a copy of this book and suggested I read it and take it to heart. I smugly suggested that correlation does not equate causation. He was less than pleased.

/really should have just read the stupid book
//I bet one of the things is not waking up at noon every day

At work I had to read this book about how good mice find good cheese or some shiat like that. It was all farking stupid and shiat. I forget what the damn point was, but it didn't matter anyhow cause we downsized a month later and I got shiatcanned. Rat bastards.



Who moved my motherf*cking cheese?
 
2012-07-16 01:20:31 PM  
Sitting through two mornings of FranklinCovey seminars is one of the more demeaning, pointless things I've had to go through at my job. The fact that the guy didn't really know what our jobs were made his use of phrases like "open the kimono" that much more offensive.
 
2012-07-16 01:21:47 PM  
Apparently he hit his head on some big rocks (pops).
 
2012-07-16 01:22:24 PM  
Never read the book. Waiting for the movie to come out.

Is the book really as crappy as it sounds?
 
2012-07-16 01:22:35 PM  

Timmy the Tumor: Spazmojack: miniflea: In my lazy, smartass teenage years, my dad bought me a copy of this book and suggested I read it and take it to heart. I smugly suggested that correlation does not equate causation. He was less than pleased.

/really should have just read the stupid book
//I bet one of the things is not waking up at noon every day

At work I had to read this book about how good mice find good cheese or some shiat like that. It was all farking stupid and shiat. I forget what the damn point was, but it didn't matter anyhow cause we downsized a month later and I got shiatcanned. Rat bastards.


Who moved my motherf*cking cheese?


Yeah, that's it. I was like biatch, where'd the motherfarking cheese go at?

/RIP Ween
 
2012-07-16 01:23:19 PM  
God, what a farking huckster. Dude made millions selling BS corporo-babble to dim middle-managers everywhere.

/yes, I've been forced to sit through countless Covey seminars, presentations, videos, etc...
 
2012-07-16 01:23:45 PM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: Never read the book. Waiting for the movie to come out.

Is the book really as crappy as it sounds?


No, it's actually very good, just a DIFFICULT read. Covey takes simple and proven concepts, then writes about them at a doctorate level, when he'd have had a much bigger impact using language and concepts written at a lower level.
 
2012-07-16 01:24:15 PM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: God, what a farking huckster. Dude made millions selling BS corporo-babble to dim middle-managers everywhere.

/yes, I've been forced to sit through countless Covey seminars, presentations, videos, etc...


Shhh... You're safe now. The bad man can't touch you any more.
 
2012-07-16 01:24:18 PM  

BluBop: Sitting through two mornings of FranklinCovey seminars is one of the more demeaning, pointless things I've had to go through at my job. The fact that the guy didn't really know what our jobs were made his use of phrases like "open the kimono" that much more offensive.


Did you work in a sushi restaurant?
 
2012-07-16 01:26:36 PM  

MadSkillz: I went for a job interview at a company thats founders idolized him. At the front desk was a bookshelf filled only with his books, and posters with his quotes adorned the walls. I did not get the job but don't feel too bad about it.


That is a scary image!

There was a printing company in the DC area where it was rumored to have a Ben Franklin mannequin seated at the head of the table where meetings took place. (I probably would have fit in there) I would have had lunch in there and had a FINE conversation with that genius. Until I would have been fired for trying to converse with Mr Franklin.
 
2012-07-16 01:26:57 PM  

BluBop: Sitting through two mornings of FranklinCovey seminars is one of the more demeaning, pointless things I've had to go through at my job. The fact that the guy didn't really know what our jobs were made his use of phrases like "open the kimono" that much more offensive.


Was his hand down his pants when he said it?
 
2012-07-16 01:27:07 PM  
FTA: due to "residual effect" of a bicycling accident in April

April 16: Fell off near Salt Lake City. My pump got caught in my trouser leg!
4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-07-16 01:27:13 PM  
These sorts of books don't help people who already have a good idea what they should be doing for success, but they are just too damn lazy to do it. I think that's most of us.
 
2012-07-16 01:27:50 PM  
"The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People" - Pop-Psych business nonsense shoved down the throats of corporate America.
 
2012-07-16 01:28:18 PM  
Louisiana_Sitar_Club 2012-07-16 01:04:09 PM

Covey also founded the Covey Leadership Center, which merged with Franklin Quest in 1997 to form FranklinCovey Co.

I've purchased countless commemorative plates, coins and figurines from this outfit and they all turned out to be crap. One less shyster, I say.


Why would you keep purchasing them if they were crap?
 
2012-07-16 01:28:29 PM  
RIP, white gold wielder.
 
2012-07-16 01:28:33 PM  

The Green Intern:
3. An ordnance technician at a dead run outranks everybody.


lol
 
2012-07-16 01:32:04 PM  
He was a bicyclist...

... this explains a lot.
 
Displayed 50 of 149 comments

First | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | » | Last | Show all

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »
Advertisement
On Twitter






In Other Media


  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.

Report