On Discourse

Back in October of 2006, we were in California for a family wedding.  During some downtime, I was able to sneak off for a few hours to visit the Ronald Regan Presidential Museum and Library in Simi Valley.  What a treat it was. I remember standing alone at his tomb, calling a friend in Florida to share the experience.

Many of the photos I took were fried along with the computer they were on (before the cloud and  reasonably priced EHDs)

One of my souvenirs of the visit is a small book entitled  “George Washington’s Rules of Civility and Decent Behaviour In Company and Conversation.

President Washington was very wise indeed and gazed into the future, seeing how much time is wasted on meetings in the workplace.

The business world would be well-served to heed the advice advanced in Washington’s 35th Rule:

“Let your discourse with men of business be short and comprehensive.”


About Ray V.

Living between Aiken & Charleston,, South Carolina, USA, I like to share what I am looking at, thinking about or listening to. I refer to this as the view out my window. Thanks for stopping by.
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5 Responses to On Discourse

  1. I’ve wanted to visit there for some time, but haven’t had the time. That book needs a wide distribution.


  2. Margy says:

    It’s why there should never be chairs at a meeting…

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Jim Borden says:

    wise words indeed…

    Liked by 1 person

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