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PLANNING AHEAD
You can think ahead half your age.
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5563 Relationships
HAVING A RELATIONSHIP
The person who has the "Issues" contols the relationship
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5562 Business
GOOD EDUCATION AND MORAL STANDARDS
Good education does not mean high moral standards.
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5561 Ages and Stages
THE ELEGANT ANSWER IS BEST
For many problems, there is a simplistic answer that does not cover the contingencies; there is a complex answer that covers the contingencies at a high cost, and there is the elegant answer that covers the contingencies in a way that is efficient. That answer is often a thing of beauty and elicits a feeling of awe.
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5560 Ages and Stages
THE OPTIMAL CURVE
In many instances, adding more of X increases Y to a point, at which point further increases in X cause Y to decrease. Consider challenge as X and Productivity as Y. Or the number of people on a project as X, and time to completion as Y. Interestingly, the same level of Y can be achieved with too little X, or too much X.
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5559 Parenting
A PARENT'S JOB
A good parent transfers responsibility for being an intelligent, healthy, social human being to their child at a linear rate from birth to the time they leave home.
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5558 Personalities
EVALUATING OTHERS FOR RELATIONSHIP
Remember the word OCEAN. Open, Conscientious, Extravert, Agreeable, and Neurotic. These are the named factors in the Five Factor Model of personality. These, and their opposites, will tell you a lot about what to expect from a person in the future.
Sid Johnson, Mental Health Counselor and IT Director, Arlington, TN, USA
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5557 Business
HIRING CRITERIA
Hire people who are smart, work hard, and play well with others. You can teach them anything else that's missing.
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PERSUADING OTHERS
If no one is disagreeing with you, your argument isn’t reaching enough people.
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