PI Sound BITE: The Art Of . . . Pretension

Okay . . . this is my number one pet peeve:

I don’t know about you but to me the term “the art of” is getting tired and old.

Donald Trump’s book notwithstanding, references such as these tend to provide people with a reason not to do something they do not like re I do not have that skill or if there is an art to it there is no way that I will ever master it.

The fact remains that good advice is simple, sound and accessible. It doesn’t need to be elevated with flowery prose. Nor does it need to assume a pretentious air.

Or to take a phrase from a popular sports advertisement; when it comes to providing useful advice “Just share it and do it!”

What do you think?  Does the above have merit or is it the bombastic ranting of someone who has just recently given up caffeine?  Weigh in with your thoughts in the comment section below.

Note: the following is just one of the far too many articles that stoop to the “Art Of” headline . . . http://www.forbes.com/sites/danschawbel/2012/10/01/how-to-master-the-art-of-productivity/


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