logical positivism(pg.39)-a 20th century philosophical movement that holds characteristically that all meaningful statements are either analytic or conclusively verifiable or at least confirmable by observation and experiment and that metaphysical theories are therefore strictly meaningless.
nondescript(pg.45)- belonging or appearing to belong to no particular class or kind.
"Merriam-Webster Online" 18 Nov. 2007
"Would you like to join me" (pg.44)
This quote was said by Wallace Townsend to Alan Greenspan. Wallace Townsend wanted to start a business with Alan. This would be a very significant job for Alan and one that would change his career.