Monday, February 27, 2006
Motivational Posters: Inspiring or Fraud?
Motivational posters have been around since well I guess posters were created. A few years ago a friend gave me a calendar of Demotivators. They are posters that poke fun at the motivational posters. I find them hysterical. It is even funnier when your company has them hanging in the halls. Here is the a description from the founder...
MOTIVATION. Psychology tells us that motivation- true, lasting motivation- can only come from within. Common sense tells us it can’t be manufactured or productized. So how is it that a multi-billion dollar industry thrives through the sale of motivational commodities and services? Because, in our world of instant gratification, people desperately want to believe that there are simple solutions to complex problems. And when desperation has disposable income, market opportunities abound.
AT DESPAIR, INC., we believe motivational products create unrealistic expectations, raising hopes only to dash them. That’s why we created our soul-crushingly depressing Demotivators® designs, so you can skip the delusions that motivational products induce and head straight for the disappointments that follow!
E.L. Kersten, Ph.D.
Founder and COO
Here are just a few of my favorites:
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