That and other very fine words of advice can be found in "Satan’s Training Brochure", WW Turmel’s guide to Middle Management behaviours. I’m pretty sure some of my past bosses had read this, especially the chapter entitled "Getting To Maybe:- Delayed Decision Making For the Budget-Constrained". In fact, I think I know some venture capitalists who have also read it. If you like the read, make sure you also check out WW’s podcast "The Cranky Middle Manager" on TPN.