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Micro-rebellion [Apr. 25th, 2007|11:19 am]
Beemer
Observation for the day:

If someone doesn't follow your detailed directions precisely, it may not be because they didn't understand or you weren't clear in your explanation.

It may be because they thought your directions were stupid and obnoxious, and they decided that, while they would still perform the appointed task, it wasn't worth their while to bother with the idiot details you attached to it.

And now, I'm off to misapprehend some details.
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[User Picture]From: dr_tectonic
2007-04-25 09:02 pm (UTC)
I totally see your point, and thankfully, it's not the kind of situation I'm referring to.

Y'know, I hear about a lot of companies that have these really deep pathologies that are obvious to the folks in the trenches, but whose management is unable to fix them. It seems like there ought to be a way to make lots of money off that discrepancy...
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[User Picture]From: nehrlich
2007-04-25 09:50 pm (UTC)
Um, except the clueless management is the one with the money. It's far better to make money by going the other way and appealing to clueless management - this is where we get enterprise software systems.
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[User Picture]From: dr_tectonic
2007-04-25 10:01 pm (UTC)
Sure, but there's gotta be a way to arbitrage the information in the market or something. "I know that MondoCo's management is clueless and hosed in modes X, Y, and Z" has got to be worth money to somebody.
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From: hapaxeslegomena
2007-04-25 10:07 pm (UTC)
But that kind of revelation would drive the stock price down, and then the gubbermint would come arrest you for making a bunch of billionaire gamblers slightly less richer than they would have been otherwise.

That is, if I understand the role of the SEC correctly. ;)
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