You see it all the time now: all those people out there who call themselves book / business / blogging ninjas or profess to teach you seven kick-ass ninja strategies for taking your business to the next level.
But what exactly is a ninja?
Apart from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (les Tortugues Ninja here in Catalonia) who were all the rage in the early 1990s when my sons were growing up, and a vague mental picture of Japanese warriors, I had no idea.
Live and learn.
According to Dictionary.com, a ninja is a member of a feudal Japanese society of mercenary agents, highly trained in martial arts and stealth, who were hired for covert purposes ranging from espionage to sabotage and assassination.
The Urban Dictionary is a lot more fun. Apparently, amongst many other feats, Ninjas don’t sweat; can change clothes in less than one second, split planks vertically with their nose, and can hide in incense smoke.
And they do NOT wear Spandex.
The A-Z of Bullshit, Hype and Cool Stuff is part of the Blogging from A to Z Challenge 2016