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MEETINGS – can’t live with them, can’t live with them

The title isn’t a typo, it’s adapted from a quip made by Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie about estate agents: ‘you can’t live with them, and you can’t live with them’. Meetings are a resilient institution despite their large-scale inefficacy and resentment-inducing reputation for time-wasting, box-ticking, and oxygen deprivation. A meeting is defined as ‘an assembly of…