How to make yourself sound smart 101: add quantum in front of everything you say. We’ve had quantum physics, quantum computers, quantum economics and now Dianne Collins came along and introduced quantum thinking. I was browsing Internet mindlessly when I stumbled upon her book: “Do You QuantumThink?: New Thinking That Will Rock Your World”. My first thought was: “whoa, quantum”.
I gave it another look: “Wait, is she trying to combine two words into one and turn it into a verb?” It was all right, really, but then I saw that question mark next to a colon and I don’t know why it looks just like Captain Hook’s wink that haunts me in my sleep. As a foreigner who has so much respect for the English language, I died a little inside.
I should have stopped right there, I should really have, but no, out of all the amazing things I could possibly be doing, I had to scroll down to see who the author was.
Say woot? What does “original thinker” or “media personality” even mean? And guess who is one of the foremost thought-leaders of our time. Not Stephen Hawking, not the guys who built Google, not the girl who risked her life to fight for girls’ education, but Dianne-fucking-Collins.
Okay, anyone who made that claim about herself must have something to back it up, so I googled her. And I found an exemplary evidence of her quantumthinking.
Yes, she reviewed her own book and gave it a five star rating.
Then I thought, maybe she is just that kind of person, someone who gives everything a five star rating, you know, everyone is a winner sort of thing. So I clicked on her profile to see what she thought of other books.
Obviously she’s not that kind of person. I rest my case.
The real question is: why am I picking on this poor woman and her book?I’m frustrated so I’m just trying to lash out on someone, I guess. I spent the last 24 hours working on a problem I still don’t know to solve. I’m probably jealous of her too. Her book on Amazon has 90 customer reviews. I have zero books on Amazon.
Maybe I should try to quantumThink.