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Fortune: 611 - 620 of 630 from Linux Work

Linux Work:  611 of 630

Work is of two kinds: first, altering the position of matter at or near
the earth's surface relative to other matter; second, telling other people
to do so.
        -- Bertrand Russell
Linux Work:  612 of 630

Work is the crab grass in the lawn of life.
        -- Schulz
Linux Work:  613 of 630

Work smarter, not harder, and be careful of your speling.
Linux Work:  614 of 630

Work without a vision is slavery, Vision without work is a pipe dream,
But vision with work is the hope of the world.
Linux Work:  615 of 630

    If the Earth could be made to rotate twice as fast, managers would
    get twice as much done.  If the Earth could be made to rotate twenty
    times as fast, everyone else would get twice as much done since all
    the managers would fly off.
    It costs a lot to build bad products.
    There are many highly successful businesses in the United States.
    There are also many highly paid executives.  The policy is not to
    intermingle the two.
    After the year 2015, there will be no airplane crashes.  There will
    be no takeoffs either, because electronics will occupy 100 percent
    of every airplane's weight.
    The last 10 percent of performance generates one-third of the cost
    and two-thirds of the problems.
        -- Norman Augustine
Linux Work:  616 of 630

    The more one produces, the less one gets.
    Simple systems are not feasible because they require infinite testing.
    Hardware works best when it matters the least.
    Aircraft flight in the 21st century will always be in a westerly
    direction, preferably supersonic, crossing time zones to provide the
    additional hours needed to fix the broken electronics.
    One should expect that the expected can be prevented, but the
    unexpected should have been expected.
    A billion saved is a billion earned.
        -- Norman Augustine
Linux Work:  617 of 630

    Two-thirds of the Earth's surface is covered with water.  The other
    third is covered with auditors from headquarters.
    The more time you spend talking about what you have been doing, the
    less time you have to spend doing what you have been talking about.
    Eventually, you spend more and more time talking about less and less
    until finally you spend all your time talking about nothing.
    Regulations grow at the same rate as weeds.
    The average regulation has a life span one-fifth as long as a
    chimpanzee's and one-tenth as long as a human's -- but four times
    as long as the official's who created it.
    By the time of the United States Tricentennial, there will be more
    government workers than there are workers.
    People working in the private sector should try to save money.
    There remains the possibility that it may someday be valuable again.
        -- Norman Augustine
Linux Work:  618 of 630

    In the year 2054, the entire defense budget will purchase just one
    aircraft.  This aircraft will have to be shared by the Air Force and
    Navy 3-1/2 days each per week except for leap year, when it will be
    made available to the Marines for the extra day.
    Software is like entropy.  It is difficult to grasp, weighs nothing,
    and obeys the Second Law of Thermodynamics, i.e., it always increases.
    It is very expensive to achieve high unreliability.  It is not uncommon
    to increase the cost of an item by a factor of ten for each factor of
    ten degradation accomplished.
    Although most products will soon be too costly to purchase, there will
    be a thriving market in the sale of books on how to fix them.
    In any given year, Congress will appropriate the amount of funding
    approved the prior year plus three-fourths of whatever change the
    administration requests -- minus 4-percent tax.
        -- Norman Augustine
Linux Work:  619 of 630

    It's easy to get a loan unless you need it.
    If stock market experts were so expert, they would be buying stock,
    not selling advice.
    Any task can be completed in only one-third more time than is
    currently estimated.
    The only thing more costly than stretching the schedule of an
    established project is accelerating it, which is itself the most
    costly action known to man.
    A revised schedule is to business what a new season is to an athlete
    or a new canvas to an artist.
        -- Norman Augustine
Linux Work:  620 of 630

    If a sufficient number of management layers are superimposed on each
    other, it can be assured that disaster is not left to chance.
    Rank does not intimidate hardware.  Neither does the lack of rank.
    It is better to be the reorganizer than the reorganizee.
    Executives who do not produce successful results hold on to their
    jobs only about five years.  Those who produce effective results
    hang on about half a decade.
    By the time the people asking the questions are ready for the answers,
    the people doing the work have lost track of the questions.
        -- Norman Augustine
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