A bad idea executed to perfection is still a bad idea
Corollary: A good idea poorly executed is of no use to anyone
Failing to plan is planning to fail
Eisenhower’s corollary : Plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.
There are two states to any large project :
- too early to tell
- and too late to stop
Corollary: Projects have momentum, once started they become increasingly difficult to stop
It always takes longer than you expect, even when you take into account Hofstadter’s Law.
Work expands to fill the time available.
Corollary: If you wait until the last minute, it only takes a minute to do
A fool with a tool is still a fool.
Corollary: A fool with a tool is a more dangerous fool
If they know nothing of what you are doing, they suspect you are doing nothing
If anything can go wrong, it will.
1st corrolary: Left to themselves, things tend to go from bad to worse.
2nd corrolary: If there is a worse time for something to go wrong, it will happen then
By the time you finish doing something, you know enough to start