July 6th, 2022
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There is an old Dutch saying: “Beter ten halve gekeerd dan the hele gedwaald” (better turned half way than lost all the way).
….but it seems to be more and more forgotten.
Especially for modern (mis-)management it appears to be impossible to acknowledge judging (or gambling) wrongly.
If you believe hard enough, those costs can pop right back up out of the water!
Think that reasoning prevents divorce rates going through the roof…
The “random oldie” on this page is a perfect response to the SCOTUS decision overturning Roe v Wade.
Dr John, instead of admitting mis-management, the person responsible resigns with the company’s thanks for their service, then goes on to make much more money elsewhere.
Of course that person must crow about their new job on LinkedIn, because it’s a sign of success, not at all a disgraceful failure. (Except to those who lived with it.)
Those left behind created a new saying “Reorganisation ruins more than booze can repair”
Dr John, that’s very clever, and true!
Reorganization and management information system fads.
Reorganization? Euphemism for “Deckchair re-configuration on the Deck of the Titanic”
The highest degree of that is Interim Management.
Those are like seagulls: Come in screaming, dump shit everywhere, and are gone before cleanup-time.
Dr. John, your comment reminds me of the management style that descended on Jet Propulsion Laboratory in the person of Dan Goldin. Under his faster-better-cheaper scheme two mars missions failed, ostensibly due to the cheaper aspect of his management troika.
There’s a very old joke among engineers that says that management’s attitude is that if a woman can make a baby in nine months, then nine women can make a baby in one month.
That joke’s so old, it’s grown hair. 🙂
The sad truth is that is quite common to accept that logic!
Horribile dictu, but it is exactly this fallacy that keeps wars going on. So many fallen, their sacrifice may not, nay, cannot be in vain. Send in another army! See mr Putin lately.
I had a drunken argument with a comitted RC loon on saturday who told me with absolute sincerity that god has communicated with him all his life…Just told him that as long as the voices were benign all is good…but he was quite insistent that my mortal soul was in danger from the pits of hades….such delusion..mand there are none so blind az those who won’t see…
“drunken argument” – M27, there’s your problem, not the loon. He’s his own problem.
drunken argument – that RC loon was merely “speaking from the gut”. I tried that once. Something else happened before any words came out, and the room quickly emptied.
I never intend to get drunk…I just like strong beer…and that fact seems to make inebriation inevitable…..
a self-fulfilling situation
brought on by robust ales
and single malts
to the likes of M27
with all their faults
speaking for myself
I know it’s true
that drink brings forth
an awful lot to rue;
having to face
the morning’s embrace
after having more
than a few.
It’s about time Jebus n Mo, tried a few tripels…I’d be bored shitless drinking Guinness unless it was the proper cask stuff served in Browns Bar near Esky….
Not of course that the Barmaid has invested so heavily in her scepticism that she could never convert to some kind of religious belief. It never works that way round … except it does, sometimes.