Lance Armstrong, Bill Clinton, Nixon, Marion Jones, Milli Vanilli - the list goes on.
In Australia we've also had classics like "No Carbon Tax".
George Bush Chemical Weapons?
I'm getting sick of people complaining about lies. Lies exist, and they always will.
Now the question is, can you find them, and can you take advantage of knowing the lie?
Customers lie, staff lie, partners lie.
I speak with some authority on this. My company Mystery Shops ten of thousands of stores every year. We are never surprised by the lies.
Some lies are accidental, some are intentional - but they are there.
Some lies are malicious, some are to protect.
Some lies are silent, some are shouted loud.
How you get to the bottom of this is the topic of my newest keynote.
Ask too many questions and people accuse you of not trusting them.
Don't say "Yes" immediately, and people accuse you of being non-decisive.
Put up a different point of view and people accuse you of not being a team player.
Say "No" and you're negative.
There is massive peer group pressure to agree with the masses, and there is massive pressure to hide problems.
Stick around and in the following weeks will dig deeper into how to find and profit from spotting the lie.