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BicycleBill
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BicycleBill   6/21/2011 4:43:22 PM
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Brian: They say "A clean desk is the sign of a dirty mind"...hmmmmmm......

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Jack.L   6/21/2011 5:01:15 PM
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A clean desk is a sign of an empty mind.

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Brian Fuller2   6/21/2011 5:15:43 PM
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Long story but bear with me: I was interviewing for a job 20 years ago (pre-EET). We're sitting in the publisher's office and he spreads his arms wide and gazes around his space. "What do you notice about this office?" This was a question I had not anticipated, and for a moment I was stumped. He had the usual groupie pictures with famous people, a stand-up carboard cutout of some actor, a marlin hanging on the wall, etc. All I could muster in response was "Um, it's neat?" He nearly jumped across his desk to hug me. "Exactly! I'm a fanatic about neatness." It turns out he was feuding with a reporter who had mounds of press releases and reporters notebooks spilling off his desk, onto the floor and out into the cubicle walk way. That pissed him off. How would I handle a situation like that, he asked, pointedly. "If it deters his ability to break stories and make deadlines, it's a problem." I didn't yet know the reporter, but he turned out to be one of our best.

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wilber_xbox   6/21/2011 5:43:35 PM
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alas, my company has a clean desk policy. Maybe that what hindering the genius inside me :-)

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mcgrathdylan   6/21/2011 6:45:48 PM
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If having a messy desk is an indicator of genius, I can say wihtout hesitation that I expect my MENSA card to arrive any day.

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zeeglen   6/21/2011 7:16:41 PM
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At one time I had a similar desk. The boss and city fire inspector made me clean it up.

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KB3001   6/21/2011 9:44:20 PM
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lol

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KB3001   6/21/2011 9:48:30 PM
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My desk is messy most of the time. That said, I tend to tidy it up every few months ... to pollute my mind a bit. Genious comes back rapidly afterwards though....

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sandhu233   6/21/2011 10:43:06 PM
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I would like my desk to be clean, but everything on it is "Sooo Important" that organizing it would mean undermining the same ;)

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Neo10   6/22/2011 2:15:50 AM
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I guess I am far from the eureka moment since I still get fussy over cluttered desks and keep mine in order.

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