“Meetings are an addictive, highly self-indulgent activity that corporations and other large organizations habitually engage in only because they cannot actually masturbate.”
“If you had to identify, in one word, the reason why the human race has not achieved, and never will achieve, its full potential, that word would be ‘meetings.'”
– Dave Barry (Pulitzer prize-winning columnist/humorist)
Refuse meetings when possible – and when not, insist on an agenda. Never accept a blank meeting request, even one you cannot refuse. Politely email the organizer back asking for an agenda so you can be better prepared for the discussion.