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1 Clever, but not very Smart

January 01, 1997

As a manager, one of the things that would drive me up the wall was when a smart, talented, knowledgeable engineer would slither over difficulties and solve a problem "the easy way".

While the results are a valid/correct and, ususally, very clever, applications of "a" solution, it results in a meaningless or useless result.

I don't know if the people were being devious, clueless, or just under time presure, but it doesn't reflect well on them.

This section is where I capture examples of these "less than stellar" behaviors:
Nothing is ever a complete failure,
It can always serve as a bad example!


1.1   Mayberry Rules
    February 20, 2012

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3.3  Qualifying Experts
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3.2  Degrees of Risk
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2.2  Rewarding Accomplishing Goals
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2.1  Stifle Free Speech
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2.3  Banana Slugs: The Law of Unintended Consequences: Protect and Lose

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       Chapters

1   Clever, but not very Smart
  January 01, 1997
1.1   Mayberry Rules
    February 20, 2012
2   Random Elucidatons
  January 01, 1997
2.1   Stifle Free Speech
    November 16, 2012
2.2   Rewarding Accomplishing Goals
    February 17, 2013
2.3   Banana Slugs: The Law of Unintended Consequences: Protect and Lose
    August 02, 2009
2.4   Computer ate my Sbx Reward
    February 03, 2013
2.5   The End Of Innovation or How To Lie With Statistics?
    July 02, 2005
2.6   Lying With Statistics: CNN Article that Organic Food is Not "more nutritious'
    August 22, 2008
2.7   Everything Old is New Again
    June 28, 2011
2.8   Topical: just like Sub-Prime => Commodity Greed
    April 19, 2008
2.9   Tools: Spreading Knowledge That Can Hurt:
    April 14, 2008
2.10   Tools: Trying to Help While Still Selling Corn
    February 27, 2008
2.11   The Game is Rigged: Attacking with Speculative Analysis
    January 06, 2008
2.12   Getting your "Eyes On" to see ATV Damage
    November 26, 2007
2.13   US Forest Service - "Leave No Trace... or you will do Trail Maintenance with a Trowel!"
    October 13, 2007
2.14   Act Locally, Destroy Globally: Cultivate Disease Resistance
    March 04, 2007
2.15   Joisting with Self-Glorifying Windmills
    March 03, 2007
3   Analysis
  January 01, 1997
3.1   Analysis of Medical Insurance Discussion
    April 06, 2013
3.2   Degrees of Risk
    April 24, 2013
3.3   Qualifying Experts
    January 25, 2014
4   Finches: Urban Ones Smart??
  March 23, 2016
5   BBC - Propaganda
  June 10, 2016
6   BBC Propaganda, again
  June 15, 2016
7    Why did Agriculture Start 13,000 years ago
  June 23, 2016
8   Ice Core TimeLine Munge
  September 22, 2016
9   Ice Age Survival
  December 29, 2016
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