Life is filled with so many interesting moments that I decided to create a weekly conversation starter around one of the more entertaining observations made during the previous week. Nothing too complicated — fun to see how people answer the question.
Let me know what you think.
Puffery – OK……Misleading statements – NOT OK
This proclamation came up in a recent business meeting. Unfortunately there was not enough time to discuss the specifics around the criteria for these two categories of information. Wikipedia defines puffery as a promotional statement that is subjective vs. objective in nature and as such….no “reasonable person” would take literally.
Hmmmm. Take a look at any recent newspaper, news feed, TV or radio commentary – How ya’doing differentiating fact from fiction these days? Puffery? Misleading statements?
As a reasonable person, where are you getting your information these days?