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Tue, Nov. 9th, 2004 03:41 pm
Brewer's Laws

Since its been raining moral declarations on LJ recently, as well as several people looking for them, I thought I'd take this opportunity to post the latest set of Brewer's Laws, the concise one-liners of the major things I have learned so far.

  1. There is no such thing as a no-win scenario.
  2. A good decision now is better than a great decision later.
  3. Nothing is worth getting upset about.
  4. There is no such thing as overkill.
  5. Lead, follow, or get out of the way.
  6. Quantity wins over quality, except when it doesn't.
  7. Everything boils down to a transitive relationship, but some pieces might not exist yet.
  8. Leadership is the art of not letting other people see your panic.
  9. Military science has solved all of life's problems, but morality doesn't like the answers.
  10. If its too good or to too bad to be true, it isn't.
  11. People feel good about themselves as long as they don't think they're at the very bottom.
  12. Every idea was once a stupid idea.
  13. Panic is there for a reason.
  14. Production begets production.
  15. A penny saved is a penny wasted.
  16. Everything is relative, except pi.
  17. Diversity of specialization trumps diversity of the individual.
  18. Don't ask for help unless you truly need it.
  19. There is no good, there is no evil, there are only poorly defined command structures.
  20. The only true security is to have power greater than the combined strength of everybody around you.

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sirroxton
sirroxton
Adam Augusta
Tue, Nov. 9th, 2004 01:32 pm (UTC)

I'm melting! MELTING!


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bronzite
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Robert Bronzite
Tue, Nov. 9th, 2004 01:35 pm (UTC)

ERROR: Total shock failure.


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sirroxton
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Adam Augusta
Tue, Nov. 9th, 2004 02:27 pm (UTC)

Interpersonal Protocol Handshake:
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ultimatepsi
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Kate Nineteen
Tue, Nov. 9th, 2004 07:08 pm (UTC)

You know I think I understood almost all of those. I am reminded again of your practical outlook. Thanks for the insight.


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