Misguided Business Metaphors
Richard Conniff at the Smithsonian Magazine explains why all those business metaphors involving lemmings, weasels, ostriches, lions and 800-pound gorillas are wrong.
"I once worked on a TV documentary about lowland gorillas; on an average day the dramatic episodes consisted of the alpha male passing gas, picking his nose and yawning. Then he did the same things, the other way around. Over and over. This is probably not the image a hard-charging executive wants to present to the public."