on forecasting

Forecasting is expensive. If people are expected to be accountable for their forecasts, the forecasts will be safe.

(dead link) Source (http://www.intellectualdetritus.com/2008/09/i-learned-why-agile-teams-like-to.html)

on blindly recommending

There’s a saying in IT that nobody ever got fired for recommending IBM.
Why is that?
Can we start firing people for blindly recommending IBM?

(dead link) Source (http://www.intellectualdetritus.com/2008/06/can-we-start-firing-people-for.html)
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on saving economy

Dr. Marc Faber concluded his monthly bulletin (June 2008) with the following:

“‘The federal government is sending each of us a $600 rebate. If we spend that money at Wal-Mart, the money goes to China. If we spend it on gasoline it goes to the Arabs. If we buy a computer it will go to India.
If we purchase fruit and vegetables it will go to Mexico, Honduras and Guatemala. If we purchase a good car it will go to Germany. If we purchase useless crap it will go to Taiwan and none of it will help the American economy. The only way to keep that money here at home is to spend it on prostitutes and beer, since these are the only products still produced in US. I’ve been doing my part.”


on search criteria

One who is intelligent, loyal, smart, innocent, possessive about me, have good sense of humor, should have good dressing sense, good personality, he should respect me, my family n my friends and last but not the least…he should be good n pure by heart

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