My experience tells me that in this complicated world the simplest explanation is usually dead wrong. But I’ve noticed that the simplest explanation usually sounds right and is far more convincing than any complicated explanation could hope to be.
I’m slowly becoming a convert to the principle that you can’t motivate people to do things, you can only demotivate them. The primary job of the manager is not to empower but to remove obstacles.
Remember there’s no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end.
Nothing inspires forgiveness quite like revenge.
You can never underestimate the stupidity of the general public.
The creator of the universe works in mysterious ways. But he uses a base ten counting system and likes round numbers.
Engineers like to solve problems. If there are no problems handily available, they will create their own problems.
If you notice a lot of attention being given to process improvement, it’s a sure sign that all the smart employees have left the company and those who remain are desperately trying to find a “process” that is so simple that the boneheads who remain can handle it.
Accept that some days you are the pigeon, and some days you are the statue.
A person with a flexible schedule and average resources will be happier than a rich person who has everything except a flexible schedule. Step one in your search for happiness is to continually work toward having control of your schedule.
The maintenance man is moving the thermostat in our office today. I started talking with him about the
I believe everybody in the world should have guns. Citizens should have bazookas and rocket launchers too. I believe that all citizens should have their weapons of choice. However, I also believe that only I should have the ammunition. Because frankly, I wouldn’t trust the rest of the goobers with anything more dangerous than string.
Technology: No Place for Wimps!
You don’t have to be a “person of influence” to be influential. In fact, the most influential people in my life are probably not even aware of the things they’ve taught me.
Topics: Influence, Teaching, Teachers
Informed decision-making comes from a long tradition of guessing and then blaming others for inadequate results.
There are many methods for predicting the future. For example, you can read horoscopes, tea leaves, tarot cards, or crystal balls. Collectively, these methods are known as “nutty methods.” Or you can put well-researched facts into sophisticated computer models, more commonly referred to as “a complete waste of time.”
If there are no stupid questions, then what kind of questions do stupid people ask? Do they get smart just in time to ask questions?
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