(1). An event that coincides with the launch of a particular product or service. While usually occurring weeks, if not months after said launch, it is a great reason to get drunk on the company’s dime and prepare for the inevitable downsizing of the development team.
“Hey everyone, we are having the launch party at Jamesons on 2nd. Mark, Joel and Melissa you guys should totally come! You were crucial to the development and it would be a great networking opportunity for all of you.”
(1). Some kind of ridiculous psycho-babble about feeling your client’s pain or some crap.
“Alright, team…this is Richard. He wrote a book on how to improve your emotional intelligence. I don’t know what it means either, but it sounds like something we should have, so you’re going to spend the rest of the day hearing about it while I hit the range. Have fun!”