“Lean in”, urges corporate queen Sheryl Sandberg (above). Meanwhile, at least one very successful female  has discovered workplace  laziness has major benefits. Photograph: Pascal Lauener/ Reuters

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Do it today: JPMorgan Chase chief Jamie Dimon has told all his underlings to reply to emails within the day. Photograph: Yuri Gripas/Reuters

In a world in which people have largely given up answering at all, it is moronic to ask only once

‘Obviously it was stupid to cycle with anything on the handlebars. Perhaps, for the first time in my life, I will learn from my own mistakes and start using a pannier.’ Photograph: Getty Images

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Last week Jamie Dimon told Fox Business: “JPMorgan is the best thing I can do for country and humanity”,  which is even richer than Lloyd Blankfein saying Goldman Sachs did “God’s work” as the latter remark was arguably ironic. Photograph: Reuters

The only way of safeguarding common sense in business is to become an entrepreneur

Facebook has a new empathy team, whose job is to go around feeling the pain and pleasure of others and translate the experience for the benefit of its engineers. Photograph: Martin Keene/PA Wire

The ‘daily average people’ were formerly known as Facebook users

The judges also commended Apple chief Tim Cook who was quoted as saying: “At the end of the day . . . this is a very key day for Apple”, thus combining two empty, clashing phrases. Photograph: The Irish Times

And the prize for Golden Flannel phrase of the year is – ‘to action forward’

AOL chief Tim Armstrong, who has instructed his underlings at AOL to spend one-tenth of each working week deploying their grey matter.  Photograph: Peter DaSilva/The New York Times

AOL chief Tim Armstrong believes managers should spend 10% of their time thinking. Really?

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