A few years back, I was forced to endure a several day seminar on Stephen Covey's "Seven Habits of Highly Successful People". This man has made millions by preaching the obvious. (To be fair, I suppose he did invent bullshit names for all of his suggestions - "Sharpen the Saw", "Synergize", etc...). It was definitely one of the biggest wastes of my time ever.
That's why this McSweeney's list is so damn funny.