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Engineers like to solve problems. If there are no problems handily available, they will create their own problems.
Remember there's no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end.
The Dilbert Principle The most ineffective workers are systematically moved to the place where they can do the least damage--Management.
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?
We're a planet of nearly six billion ninnies living in a civilization that was designed by a few thousand amazingly smart deviants.
I believe everyody 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.
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.
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?
Most success springs from an obstacle or failure. I became a cartoonist largely because I failed in my goal of becoming a successful executive.
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Now, if you’ve got a guy who’s willing to put the entire stability at risk because he can’t tell the difference between a joke and a serious statement, then that guy has got to lose his security clearance at least, i wouldn’t want him anywhere near a decision. Would you? After seeing how Brennan responded to a public joke would you want him to make any important decisions about anything? I mean, that’s some scary stuff.