Thursday, January 22, 2009

Guidelines for Mistakes

A set of simple guidelines on how to make mistakes:
  1. Ignore your intuition.
  2. Rush.
  3. Rely on a complicated plan.
  4. Trust in luck.
  5. Delegate and don't use interim deadlines.
  6. Don't review the basics.
  7. Assume that everyone has the same goal.
  8. Fail to define key terms.
  9. Let image trump substance.
  10. Continually create new procedures.
  11. Issue complicated guidelines.
  12. Play by your adversary's rules.

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