Now, Colligan was also responsible for many mottos that were
far more clever, including 'Avoid the bozo explosion' (if
you hire one clueless manager, you're dead; that person will
hire more bozos, and they'll hire more).
David Pogue, "The Dumb and the Delightful," The New York Times, June 7, 2001
This category contains issues we control and are therefore entirely responsible for dealing with. ...
- bozo explosion: Given a commitment to long-term employment, we must carefully scrutinize who we are hiring, because new employees will be with us for a long time. In the past, we've used lower earnings projections to justify laying off bozos and have had less fear of lawsuits. We won't be able to do this anymore.
Guy Kawasaki, "From the desk of management changes at Apple," MacUser, December, 1991
A heaping helping of thanks to subscriber Nancy Davis for alerting me to today's phrase.
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