If there are two or more ways to do something, and one of those ways can result
in a catastrophe, then someone will do it.
Finagle's Law of Dynamic Negatives
Anything that can go wrong, will.
attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity.
Ninety percent of everything is crap.
Doing it the hard way is always easier.
Schopenhauer's Law of Entropy
If you put a spoonful of wine in a barrel full of sewage, you get sewage. If
you put a spoonful of sewage in a barrel full of wine, you get sewage.
The Siddhartha Principle
You cannot cross a river in two strides.
Spencer's Laws of Data
- Anyone can make a decision given enough facts.
- A good manager can make a decision without enough facts.
- A perfect manager can operate in perfect ignorance.
An expert is one who knows more and more about less and less until he knows
absolutely everything about nothing.
Lefty Gomez's Law
If you don't throw it, they can't hit it.
You can't push on a rope.
If you know something can go wrong, and take due precautions against it,
something else will go wrong.
Richard's Complementary Rules of Ownership
Erbenich's Extension: If you keep it and you need it, you won't
be able to find it.
- If you keep anything long enough, you can throw it away.
- If you throw anything away, you will need it as soon as it is no longer
If it's worth doing, it's worth overdoing.
Everyone has a scheme that will not work.
Munder's Corollary: Everyone who does not work has a scheme that
The 90/90 Rule of Project Schedules
The first 90 percent of the task takes 10 percent of the time. The last 10
percent of the task takes 90 percent of the time.
Nothing is ever done for the right reasons.
Levy's Ninth Law
Only God can make an random selection.
You can never do just one thing.
Only errors exist.
Lerman's Law of Technology
Any technical problem can be overcome given enough time and money.
Lerman's Corollary: You are never given enough time or money.
Finagle's Eighth Rule
Teamwork is essential. It allows you to blame someone else.
First Rule of Acting
Whatever happens, look as if you intended it to happen.
Jilly and Rob's Conclusion
Life is too serious to be taken very seriously.
Law of the Individual
Nobody really cares or understands what anyone else is doing.
No two identical parts are alike.
There is no limit to how bad things can get.
Jay's First Law of Leadership
Changing things is central to leadership, and changing them before anyone else
does is creative leadership.
You can't fall off the floor.
If you can keep your head when everyone about you is losing his, then you just
don't understand the problem.
Nature abhors people.
Quantization Revision of Murphy's Law
Everything goes wrong all at once.
Am i building character yet?