Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Fifteen rules to watch out for.

Post 415 - Here are fifteen little known but scientifically proven rules and principles that govern how we live:

1. The first rule of intelligent tinkering is to save all the parts.

2. The belief that enhanced understanding will necessarily stir a nation or a company to action is one of mankind's oldest illusions (currently known as Obama's law).

3. The solution to a problem changes the problem.

4. Each problem solved introduces a new unsolved problem.

5. Memos are written not to inform the reader but to protect the writer.

6. Anybody can win - unless there happens to be a second entry.

7. If you have to ask, you're not entitled to know.

8. As soon as you mention something, if it's good, it goes away ... and if it's bad, it happens.

9. If a thing cannot be fitted into something smaller than itself, some idiot will do it.

10. The first ninety percent of the task takes ten percent of the time, and the last ten percent takes the other ninety percent.

11. Simple ideas are always worded in the most complicated way.

12. An executive will always return from lunch early if no on takes him.

13. People are always available for work in the past tense.

14. Nobody notices when things go right.

15. You can lead a horse to water, but if you can get him to float on his back then maybe you've got something.

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