Thursday, September 24, 2009

FSRI CEO of the Week

Noted entrepreneur and founder of the AlphaTrust corporation, Bill Brice is this week's FSRI CEO of the Week.

Congratulations, Bill. On behalf of the FSRI and FSIHL, anybody with the title of CEO is, in our estimation, one BADASS MO-FO! Keep up the good work, and we wish you many more head-lining weeks to come. If you're curious and wish to learn more about Bill Brice click on this LINK.


Sunday, September 20, 2009

UPDATE: FSRI Discovers Missing Phrase You Should Never Say to Your Boss!

After sifting through reams and reams of old tax returns, jury duty notices, medieval Bible printings and antiquated lunch receipts from Skipper's Fish House, we are happy to announce that we've found the 1oth, and final component, of the "Ten Things You Should Never Say to Your Boss" post.

Without further ado, here it is:

10. "There are moments when I see myself stepping up and lending my talents to this company. Then I think, ...what's the point?"

We here at the FSRI hope you enjoyed this phrase or "line" as much as we did. Now get out there and DON'T USE THIS LINE WHEN SPEAKING TO YOUR BOSS! Dire consequences await should you choose otherwise.

Thank you,

Thursday, September 10, 2009


After several hours of research and debate, the FSRI is proud to announce its new list for this fall season. While this list may not be complete, believe us when we say that we made every effort to make it as complete as we could. Any list less complete than the list provided below would have been deemed "insufficient" and tossed into the rubbish dumpster outside our back door. In the meantime, enjoy this list, and we hope this helps you to find success at your workplace.

Ten Things You Should Never Say to Your Boss:

1. "Again, ...why do they pay you more than me?"

2. "No, it's not that I don't like sales. It's just that I hate selling shit."

3. "Just so you know, nobody likes you."

4. "Can I get out of here early today? I'm just so tired of all this work."

5. "Maybe you should stick with slacks. Those kancles are off the hook!"

6. "That mustache does a nice job of hiding your sores."

7. "Hearing you talk is like listening to somebody sawing a trumpet."

8. "Great presentation! I particularly liked the part when I was asleep."

9. "This company sucks."

Good luck! We hope this was informative. Remember: the phrases listed above were considered phrases you SHOULDN'T use when addressing your superior. If you happen to let one slip, please don't blame us or mention the FSRI, our Faking Smart! blog or our website while in consultation with legal representation.


Thursday, September 3, 2009


This guy knows how to read (look at all those books in the background), but his strength lies in his ability to talk. He could talk all day about all kinds of things, like batteries and networking, but this still won't necessarily land him a job. If you can, send him a note to "slow down!" Tell him that if he would listen a little bit instead of talking so much, he might be able to find a job. Let's wish him the best! Also, if you could, please send him a necktie.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

This Woman Has Some Very Important Things to Tell You

This video will definitely help to answer some questions you may have about different business topics. If you work with her, please let her know you saw her on this blog! In the meantime, keep working and keep Faking Smart!

Watch live video from CAREEREALISM channel on
We're not sure who this Greg is, but he's clearly someone important. Nor does the FSRI have any idea what this "twittering" thing could be. If you know, please contact us!