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ISLAGIATT Decision making stands for: It Seemed Like A Good Idea At The Time. It’s a slightly humorous phrase, but often many decisions are made like this that should be actually assessed…

Summary by The World of Work Project


Sam: “Why on earth did we decide to do that?!”

Alex: “No one remembers but ISLAGIATT!”

Or something like that…

The World of Work Project View

We really don’t need to say any more about this… We just think it’s a fun phrase and so often apt! Though, of course, nearly everyone tries to post-rationalize their decisions. Particularly if they turn out to have been good ones…

Sources and further reading

Where possible we always recommend that people read up on the original sources of information and ideas.

There are no references for this that we’re aware of. Someone came up with the phrase, but we’re not sure who. If you know, let us know…


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