Organizational Ethos 3


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  • If the wind will not serve, take to the oars.Latin proverb
  • Organizational Ethos 3

    1. 1. If it’s stupid but works it isn’t stupid<br />
    2. 2. They can because they think they can.~Virgil~<br />
    3. 3. A complex system that works is invariably found to have evolved from a simple system that works.<br />
    4. 4. Dobie&apos;s Dogma:If you are not thoroughly confused, you have not been thoroughly informed.<br />
    5. 5. It is simple to make something complex, and complex to make it simple.<br />
    6. 6. &quot;There is certainly something in fishing that tends to produce a gentleness of spirit, a pure serenity of mind.“<br />~Washington Irving~<br />
    7. 7. The two best times to fish is when it&apos;s rainin&apos; and when it ain&apos;t.&quot;~by Patrick F. MacManus~<br />
    8. 8. He that would be a leader must be a bridge. <br />~Welsh Proverb ~<br />
    9. 9. Tell me and I forget; show me and I remember; involve me and I understand.<br />~Anonymous~<br />
    10. 10. &quot;Fishing takes anglers to the best places, at the best times of year.&quot;<br />~Anonymous~<br />
    11. 11. It’s hard to remember that we originally planned to drain the swamp when we’re up to our A!#% in alligators<br />
    12. 12. The first myth of management is that it exists.<br />
    13. 13. If you wish success in life, make perseverance your bosom friend, experience your wise counselor, caution your elder brother, and hope your guardian genius.~Joseph Addison~<br />
    14. 14. &quot;Often, I have been exhausted on trout streams, uncomfortable, wet, cold, briar scarred, sunburned, mosquito-bitten, but never, with a fly rod in my hand, have I been in a place that was less than beautiful.&quot;~ Charles Kuralt-1990~<br />
    15. 15. Success does not consist in never making blunders, but in never making the same one a second time.~Josh Billings~<br />
    16. 16. No plan survives the first engagement intact Von Moltcke<br />
    17. 17. &quot;Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after.&quot; ~Henry David Thoreau~<br />
    18. 18. Don’t sweat the small stuff; And If your not getting shot at it’s mostly small stuff; But when you are under fire everything takes on a whole new urgency!<br />
    19. 19. Find Em, Fix Em, Flank Em, Forget Em!<br />
    20. 20. Anything you do in a combat can get you shot. Including doing nothing. So get off you’re A@%* and make something happen.<br />
    21. 21. “More than half the intense enjoyment of fly-fishing is derived from the beautiful surroundings, the satisfaction felt from being in the open air, the new lease of life secured thereby, and the many, many pleasant recollections of all one has seen, heard and done.&quot;~Charles F. Orvis, 1886~<br />
    22. 22. Just about the time you think you’ve got it figured out; Up jumps Murphy.<br />
    23. 23. Conventional wisdom believes there is never enough time to do it right, but always time to do it over. But sometimes you don’t get second chances.<br />
    24. 24. All things are possible except skiing through a revolving door.<br />
    25. 25. To err is human, but to really foul things up requires a computer. And the bigger the computer the bigger the foul-up<br />
    26. 26. &quot;Pucker Factor&quot; is the formal name of the equation that states the more hairy the situation is, the more pressure your sphincter muscle will exert as your backside clenches in anticipation of your early demise. It can be expressed in its mathematical formula of:<br />[O (Observed probability of getting killed) + H1(Heightened awareness of your own mortality)] ÷ { S1-7 (Sphincter clench factor1 [Loose as a goose] - 7[Diamond maker] ) + H2 (height above ground) + I (interest in your continued existence) x T (Size of the bomb you just freakin dropped off the loading dock)}2<br />Thus the term ‘OH SHIT! Level 1 to 7 &apos; can also be used to denote a situation where high Pucker Factors are being encountered.<br />