Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Best Practices Are An Admission of Failure

Six Sigma: Quite a list.

ITIL: Best Practice is defined as "good working practice developed through consensus that helps organizations to achieve better performance.”

Sounds good, but ...

Ludwig Wittgenstein: "Just because we all agree on something, doesn't make it true."

Therefore ...

Guerrilla Manual 1.21: Best Practice is tantamount to not trying to understand the problem. Merely copying someone else's apparent success is like cheating on a test. You might make the grade, but how far is the bluff going to take you?

So ...

Thomas Edison: "There's a better way. Find it!"

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