Ever had the feeling that the meetings you attend are a complete waste of time? No agenda, no organizer, just some incoherent emotional rambling about stuff that bothers you and the others. Well, check out these six ways to hold a tight meeting. Just as they do at Google HQ. # Set a firm agenda # Assign a note-taker # Carve out micro-meetings # Hold office hours # Discourage politics, use data # Stick to the clock For an indepth look at those six ways, check out this article from BusinessWeek.