Tag Archives: wrong

Name spelling in business meetings

If there are two possible ways to spell a person’s name, you will pick the wrong one.


Zimmerman’s law of complaints

Nobody notices when things go right.


Problems and easy solutions

For every problem there is one solution which is simple, neat, and wrong.

(H. L. Mencken)

Right or wrong?

They never remember when I’m right and never forget when I’m wrong.


Expert advice

Expert advice is a great comfort, even when it’s wrong.


Positive and negative: a judgement

An anonymous, reported by Ilead365 (http://www.ilead365.com) spends some words on the fact that being lucky or unlucky depends a lot on the point of view.

Either if something is going wrong could be that in a different time the situation turns as a good one.

The story that is always told for this (with variations on main character: sometimes is a native american, some other is an old man, in thsi case a farmer) is the one that follows. “Once upon a time there was a farmer, who found one morning that his cow had disappeared. He set off to look for her. First he went to his neighbour who shook his head and said: “what bad luck”. “Good or bad luck, who knows?” replied the farmer, and he went on his way. The next day the cow was back and a beautiful horse stood next to her in the meadow. The farmer told how the horse had walked home with his cow and the neighbour exclaimed: “well, what a bit of luck that is!” “Good or bad luck, who knows?” replied the farmer. The next day the farmer’s son rode on the horse but was thrown, and broke his leg. “What bad luck,” said the neighbour when he saw the son. “Good or bad luck, who knows?” replied the farmer and carried on with his work. The next day war broke out, but the boy couldn’t march. The neighbour called to the farmer that he’s probably been spared from a terrible disaster. Good luck or bad … and the farmer ploughed on.”

If something happening is positive or negative can be determined only after a while. Very often the amount of decisions and path we take either in a conscious or unconscious way, reminds me a “fractal shape”. Every time we take a decision, we influence our destiny. It’s a big weight to carry, but the good thing is that every decision taken is not right or wrong. It’s just a step in a long journey.

Fools and reason

A fool must now and then be right by chance.


Complex problems and simple solutions

For every complex problem there is a solution that is simple, neat, and wrong.


Behaviour and memory

A person forgives only when he is in the wrong.


Answer and question

As long as the answer is right, who cares if the question is wrong?


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