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PM-quote

„Abraham Lincoln once said that if he had eight hours to cut down a tree he would spend six hours sharpening the saw.”

The reverse perspective of this quote is shown on this picture.


*PM = Project Management

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Inspirational

Am aflat de Lemonade de pe blogul lui Seth Godin (Free inspiration and insight).

What do people who were once paid to be creative for a living do when they’re laid off? They get creative with their own lives. Lemonade is an inspirational film about 16 advertising professionals who lost their jobs and found their calling, encouraging people to listen to that little voice inside their head that asks, “What if?”

Lemonade un film motivant, care sper sa se dezvolte ca o actiune de promovare a libertatii individuale. Reteta este sa regasesti curajul, setul de valori personale, sinceritata fata de propriul spirit, pasiuni, dorinta de auto-dezvoltare si sustinerea celor dragi.

Calatoria este mai importanta decat rezultatul!

How Can a Poor Man Stand Such Times and Live?

„How Can a Poor Man Stand Such Times and Live?” is an American folk song originally recorded on December 4, 1929 in New York City. It was written, composed, and performed by Blind Alfred Reed, accompanying himself on the violin. The song tells of hard times during the Great Depression. It is considered an early example of a protest song. (Wikipedia)

There was once a time when everything was cheap.
But now prices nearly put a man to sleep.
When we pay our grocery bill,
we just feel like making our will.
Tell me how can a poor man stand such times and live?

(Lyrics of this song)

Consultant-definition

Give a man a fish, and you’ll feed him for a day.
Teach a man to fish, and he’ll buy a funny hat.
Talk to a hungry man about fish, and you’re a consultant.

(Scott Adams, Dogbert; Dilbert cartoons)

Human vs. Computer (Bullshit Generators)

E usor a scrie versuri
Când nimic nu ai a spune,
Insirând cuvinte goale
Ce din coada au sa sune. (Criticilor mei, Mihai Eminescu)

„The goal here is simple: reinvent teams with compelling accountability and responsibility for supply-chain and business lines.
We’re going to unleash processes and systems that aren’t working and unleash them so you get the user you need.”
(from Corporate Bullshit Generator)

„revolutionize efficient paradigms, grow plug-and-play ROI, strategize efficient schemas” (Bullshit Generator)

„reinvent dynamic wikis, create user-contributed communities, integrate semantic feeds” (The Web 2.0 Bullshit Generator)

„revolutionize mission-critical schemas, benchmark transparent partnerships, extend revolutionary paradigms” (Web Economy Bullshit Generator)

„… I am confident we are building a stronger organization as it broadens everyone’s opportunity for greater success.” (BS management phrases)

Mai vrei altceva ?!?

„Anything Else” e o comedie regizata de Woody Allen. Fazele sunt comune comediilor care implica o relatie amoroasa, iar personajele se incadreaza in rolurile de: barbat de tip catelus si oricand disponibil pentru sacrificii, femeie isterica, perfida si eminenta cenusie cu replici despre viata.

David Dobel, interpretat de Woody Allen, este eminenta cenusie in acest caz: „Yoy said it yourself, you’re afraid to sleep alone. That’s the whole story. You surround yourself with this farrage of babysitters, this loving-disabled little sex kitten who’s driving you crazy, the Jew manager, you know? And let me tell you I am of the Hebrew pursuassion, but the guy that handles you is a member of one of the lost tribes of Israel that should have remained lost. And you got this shrink who, like God, never speaks, and like God, is dead. There’s nothing wrong with being afraid. We were meant to be afraid. That’s why you gotta build a survival kit!

David Dobel: Let me tell you, Falk. We live in perilous times. You got to keep alert for these things. You don’t want your life to wind up as black-and-white newsreel footage scored by a cello in a minor key.

David Dobel: Last night I was home alone in my apartment and I conjured up a threesome with me, Marilyn Monroe and Sophia Loren, and it was very very erotic. As a matter of fact if I’m not mistaken, it was the first time those two great actresses ever appeared in anything together.

David Dobel: The pill makes her crazy? Falk, she *is* crazy. The Pentagon should use her hormones for chemical warfare.

David Dobel: Since the beginning of time people have been, you know, frightened and, and unhappy, and they’re scared of death, and they’re scared of getting old, and there’s always been priests around, and shamans, and now shrinks, to tell ‘em, „Look, I know you’re frightened, but I can help you. Of course, it is going to cost you a few bucks…” But they *can’t* help you, Falk, because life is what it is.

Attention

Seth Godin – What Matters Now :

„You can buy attention (advertising).
You can beg for attention from the media (public relations).
You can bug people one at a time to get attention (sales).
Or you can earn attention by creating something interesting and valuable and then publishing it online for free: a YouTube video, a blog, a research report, photos, a Twitter stream, an ebook, a Facebook page.”
(David Meerman Scott – author of The New Rules of Marketing
and PR
)