It Seems To Us: Taking the 'statement' out of 'mission statement' Look carefully at your company's goal statements and ask yourself this question: How many words can you eliminate? By Ragan StaffAug. 3, 2007 SHARE To read the full story, log in. Become a Ragan Insider member to read this article and all other archived content. Sign up today Already a member? Log in here. Learn more about Ragan Insider.