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“It’s doctrine on day one, and every day after that it becomes dogma.” – Colonel John Boyd
“To call in the statistician after the experiment is done may be no more than asking him to perform a post-mortem examination: he may be able to say what the experiment died of.” – Ronald Fisher, Statistician and evolutionary biologist
“Nothing in the known universe travels faster than a bad check.” – Anonymous
ManagementSpeak: We’re resource constrained. Translation: We’re giving no raises this year. Exciting news – we’re giving every ManagementSpeak contributor a raise. Last year’s rate was … well, it was feeling good about contributing. Next year, contributors can feel twice as good!
ManagementSpeak: Your position is safe. Translation: As soon as we find a replacement for you, you’re history. This week’s contributor is, however, irreplaceable.
“Culture eats strategy for breakfast.” – Peter Drucker ”Infrastructure eats it for lunch.” – Scott Lee and Bob Lewis
ManagementSpeak: Take my advice. Translation: Heaven knows I’m not going to take my own advice. And today’s contributor was … me.
“I told you so!” – Battle cry of every spouse who wants to be an ex-spouse
ManagementSpeak: Your position has been eliminated. Translation: You solved our problems — thank you very much — now get lost. This week’s anonymous contributors solved one of KJR’s problems — our ongoing need for fresh ManagementSpeaks. You can too — just keep your ears open and send in the offending phrases.
“An approximate answer to the right problem is worth a good deal more than an exact answer to an approximate problem.” – John Tukey, Statistician« Previous Entries