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Grizzly Weinstein
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April 2009
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Grizzly Weinstein [userpic]
Annoying is the Enemy of Smart

There are a few new offices being set up on my floor and for the past few days a large white board has been sitting outside one of them with this line written at the top: "Good is the Enemy of Great". I understand what they are trying to say, but I find the sentiment annoying. It seems like it comes from one of those management seminars or some equally crappy productivity enhancing event. I can see Tony Robbins towering over a conference of people saying this as he waving his giant hands around; the people in the front row fearing for their lives, thinking, "What if one of those things hits me, I can't really tell how far he is because the light bouncing off his teeth is blinding me".

Today I grabbed my white board marker and wrote beneath it:
"Aphorisms are the Enemy of Common Sense"

I wonder if anyone will find it amusing. I should start holding conferences and when anyone repeats an aphorism I shall smack them with the severed hand of Tony Robbins.

Current Mood: Aphoristic
Current Music: Kate Rusby - The Wild Goose
Comments

While we're claiming enemies, one of my favorites is "Perfection is the enemy of Good Enough." Smackdown at 11.

I've always had trouble with this one. Perfectionsim is such a good excuse to procrastinate!

*applause*

Annoying sayings...

Every day I have to drive past this church going to and from work.. they seem to hold contests to try and think up drivel to post on their sign... this weeks pithy winner, "Jesus was born in a barn, so our door is always open"... I cringe and look the other way every time I drive past it.... though, next week it will probably be something worse.... *sigh*

That would make a fabulous tshirt!

dude, you rock,
and I bet someone WILL notice it.

as always, you're the best.......