let's get a few things straight

Genehack Rule Of Meetings The First: A room full of people, with half of them talking to the other half in normal speaking voices, all at the same time, is not a meeting. It’s a cocktail party with extremely crappy refreshments.Genehack Rule Of Meetings The Second: If you’re going to have a hidden agenda at a meeting, recognize that the key to achieving it lies in keeping it hidden. Assume that the other people in the meeting with you are at least as smart as you are, and develop cover agenda(s) as appropriate. If you’re not willing to invest that effort, don’t even bother calling the meeting.